Coronavirus forces Man Utd to scrap plans for training return

Date published: Tuesday 17th March 2020 10:35

Manchester United have scrapped plans to return to training on Tuesday due to the ever-evolving coronavirus crisis.

The domestic and European campaigns were suspended last Friday due to Covid-19, just a day after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men beat LASK 5-0 in the Europa League in Austria.

Despite the season being up in the air, United had been due to return to training at Carrington on Tuesday.

But the PA news agency understands that players were informed last night that training would not take place as planned as the club follows government advice.

The situation is being constantly reviewed, with all staff at both the Aon Training Complex and Old Trafford told to work from home where possible.

United’s players are working on individual training programmes at home during this period and have been asked to remain local.

Solskjaer’s side are on a 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions and are supposedly playing against at Brighton on April 4 when the Premier League resumes.


Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has explained how Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence has helped shape his career – and has spoken warmly about how Manchester United pulled out all the stops to convince him to sign.

Summer interest turned into a prolonged January pursuit for the 25-year-old, with the Old Trafford giants finally getting their man towards the end of the window in a deal worth an initial £46.6million.

United could scarcely have wished for a better early return from Fernandes, who has hit the ground running since making the big-money switch from Sporting Lisbon. Read more…



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