Brentford vs Manchester United in doubt after Red Devils confirm positive COVID-19 results

After Tottenham's game against Brighton was cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp, Manchester United's trip to Brentford on Tuesday could follow suit.

It's being widely reported that Manchester United have returned a small number of positive COVID-19 tests following their trip to Norwich on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils came away with all three points after Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty in the second half, and United confirmed that all travelling players had tested negative before that game.

However, the club's round of testing on Sunday morning revealed a small number of positive lateral flow tests among players and staff.

Interim coach, Ralf Rangnick, still held training with players who tested negative, with restrictions being put in place to ensure training took place outside and without contact.

Norwich's game before United was a 3-0 loss to Tottenham, who recently had to cancel their Europa League fixture as well as this weekend's clash against Brighton due to an excessive number of positive cases.

Following the Tottenham game, Norwich themselves reported a number of positive cases before their clash with United on Saturday, but not enough to see the game cancelled.

Now, though, United's trip to Brentford is in doubt, with the Premier League understandably cautious of furthering the outbreak of COVID-19. The Premier League works on a case-by-case basis and if a club does request a game to be postponed, it would be a decision taken by the board of the governing body.

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