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Manchester United hit by coronavirus outbreak

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Manchester United have been hit with a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Red Devils’ clash with Newcastle on Sunday. United’s three staff members have tested positive for COVID19.

However, it was revealed that the game will go ahead as planned and the coaches involved were reportedly absent for the Europa League 4-0 win over Real Sociedad.

United have released an official statement on the matter, saying: “Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench this evening due to some of the coaching staff having to self isolate.

“The home Premier League game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford will kick off at 19:00 GMT.”

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