Man Utd cancel Stoke City friendly after player tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United were forced to cancel a friendly against Stoke City at their training ground on Tuesday after one of the players from the Championship club tested positive for coronavirus.

Stoke’s players did not come into contact at any point with United’s squad as they were taken to a separate building at Carrington following their arrival.

According to the Daily Mirror, Stoke were given the results of Monday’s tests shortly before the friendly and were made aware that one of their players had a positive Covid-19 result.

The report claims that United’s medical team were ‘immediately alerted’ and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were kept away from Stoke’s players and staff.

A source at United’s training ground told the Mirror: ‘Stoke were rushed out of the Academy very quickly indeed.

‘United’s officials didn’t hang about – they had Stoke out of there really quickly as you’d imagine.

‘It could have been a scary situation but United’s protocols were absolutely spot on and prevented what could have been a major problem with the season now just days away.’

After Stoke left the training ground, United’s squad played another match between themselves.

United have been stepping up their preparations ahead of the Premier League’s return next week and took part in a match at Old Trafford over the weekend.

Solskjaer’s side are due to restart their Premier League campaign against Tottenham on June 19.

On Saturday, the Premier League confirmed that there were no positive results for coronavirus from 1,195 tests in the latest round of testing which took place on June 4 and 5.

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