Maintaining COVID security is a priority for Manchester United. Following routine testing of the first-team training group today (Thursday), we have identified a small number of suspected positive cases. This has led to those people isolating, pending further tests.
Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Preston North End has been cancelled due to some suspected COVID-19 positive cases following routine testing of the first-team training group today. Further testing will follow and at this point, we don’t know which players have been asked to isolate.
As a precautionary measure based on COVID protocols, we have taken the difficult decision that we will not now be able to play the friendly match against Preston North End this Saturday (31 July).
We regret the disruption to Preston North End and the disappointment caused to fans. Any Manchester United supporters who have purchased tickets for the game will be automatically refunded.
At this stage, we do not expect further disruption around our forthcoming matches, but we will continue to follow Premier League protocols in this regard.
Source – MbareTimes.com