The friendly match between MU and Stoke had to be canceled at the last minute because of a confirmed positive case of corona virus.
After the training period, MU arranged a friendly match against Stoke City on Carrington training ground to prepare for the Premier League’s restart date. As expected, the friendly match will take place on Tuesday night (9/6, UK time). However, the match was canceled at the last minute, when Stoke City coach Michael O’Neill was found positive for Covid-19.
When the whole Stoke team arrived at Carrington, they were arranged by MU to go to the building of the Training Academy, quite far away from the Reds player’s training place to ensure safety principles.
But just one day after coming here, Stoke received test results from the authorities for players of the clubs. The match was immediately canceled and the entire Stoke team quickly left Carrington.
A source from MU said the Red Devils players were ready for the match, so it was a bit disturbing when it was canceled. Fortunately, no MU star has come into contact with Stoke. Coach Ole Solskjaer, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and teammates practice separately at the AON training complex.
A dangerous situation for MU
This is a dangerous situation for MU in the context that they are close to returning in the Premier League. Prudence from the beginning helped them avoid troubles.
As expected, MU will have another friendly match with West Brom on Friday. However, the match has not been officially announced. he team that is ranked 2nd in the English Premier League rankings wants to play on their home turf rather than moving to Carrington.
As can be seen, Covid-19 pandemic still has certain affects to sports around the world today. It may take more time for the sports world to return to its normal status.