Manchester United postpone Premier League clash with Brentford due to COVID outbreak

Game off 'on guidance from medical advisors' as COVID sweeps through staff.

Manchester United's Premier League clash with Brentford has been postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak at the Red Devils.

The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday night but will now have to be rearranged while Man Utd attempt to bring the outbreak under control.

It follows a similar situation at Tottenham, who saw their game at Brighton last week postponed for similar reasons.

Tottenham's Europa Conference League game against Rennes slated for December 9 had to be postponed, and was unable to be rescheduled.

The postponement of another high-profile fixture so quickly after Spurs' troubles will raise fears over the rising impact of COVID amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

"Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course," read a United statement.

"Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT Covid-19 tests among the first team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance.

"A decision was taken to close first team operations at the Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours to help minimise risk of further infection, and individuals who tested positive are isolating in line with Premier League protocols.

"Given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, the club requested the match to be rearranged.

"The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors. Manchester United regrets the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and to the fans of both clubs by Covid-19."

READ MORE: Brentford boss calls for clearer COVID protocols as Omicron threatens to cause Premier League chaos

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