Man United cancel Stoke friendly after player contracts COVID-19

Manchester United made a last minute cancellation of its friendly match with Stoke City, after the championship side had a player test positive for coronavirus.

The two sides were slated to play at United’s Carrington training centre, however the match was immediately abandoned when an unnamed Stoke player tested positive, with United insisting none of their squad came into contact with him.

United has been bracing for the return of the Premier League on June 17, with their first match back against Tottenham in 10 days time, and it appears the squad still trained after Stoke left Carrington.

In the latest round of Premier League coronavirus testing, there were no new positive cases confirmed, Skysports reports.

The Premier League say they tested 1,195 players and club staff for COVID-19 on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June.

Since the programme began, the Premier League has now carried out 6,274 tests for COVID-19, with 13 positives and 6,261 negatives.

Project Restart rules require a player who returns a positive test to remain away from group activities for 14 days (subject to the return of a negative test after seven days, should the player be asymptomatic).

Testing will continue on a twice-weekly basis.

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