Big outbreak at United: 9 players have tested positive

The English club has suspended its Saturday preseason game against Preston North End after detecting "a small amount" of possible positives.

Manchester United have suspended their preseason friendly against Preston North End on Saturday after detecting "a small number of suspected cases" of coronavirus positives in the first team, the English club announced on Friday.

"Preserving the safety of the players is a priority. After the routine tests that took place this Thursday, the club identified a small number of suspected cases of COVID-19 in the first team. Those involved were isolated while waiting of new tests ", confirmed the entity.

"As a precautionary measure", the club has decided to suspend this Saturday's friendly against Preston North End in Deepdale. "The club will continue to adhere to the protocols of the Premier League, hoping that there will be no more disruptions of this type in the future," he said.

Despite the fact that the official version does not specify the number of affected players, the English press wakes up with a worrying figure. According to various media, up to 9 players would have tested positive in the Red Devils squad.

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