Brentford v Manchester United postponed less than 24 hours before the game due to Covid outbreak

Premier League will have to reschedule the game between Brentford and Manchester United after Covid outbreak.

The Premier League has agreed to Manchester United’s request to postpone their game against Brentford due to a number of players testing positive to Covid-19.

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Manchester United reported on Monday that they had confirmed cases of Covid-19 ,and had to shut down their Carrington training ground to help curb the spread of the virus.

They also said they were talking to the Premier League "given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority" and that the team would not travel until a decision is made.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank, speaking to the press ahead of the game on Monday, urged the Premier League to make a swift decision to enable all involved.

He said: "I think there needs to be a significant amount of Covid cases before the game can be cancelled, but to be fair I’m a little bit in doubt when it is enough.

“Whatever it is, I think it’s in the hands of the Premier League and they should make a decision so we all know what is best to do.

“If we can also make it very clear what the rules are to cancel a game, that would be good."

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Aston Villa also had their recovery session cancelled after some first team staff and players tested positive to the virus.

There have been a couple of Championship games which have had to be rescheduled due to an outbreak in some of the clubs.