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Manchester United's midweek Premier League clash with Brentford could be in doubt as the Red Devils suffer a 'huge Covid outbreak'.
Ralf Rangnick's side emerged 1-0 winners at Norwich on Saturday evening, thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.
However, according to The Athletic, a small number of first-team players returned positive lateral flow tests when turning up to training on Sunday.
Rangnick's side were only able to complete individual non-contact outdoor sessions as they prepared for the clash with Brentford.
As things stand, United's away fixture with Brentford will go ahead, but the positive tests have cast a shadow of doubt ahead of the scheduled match.
United's outbreak has come a couple of days after Tottenham Hotspur experienced a Covid-19 outbreak of their own.
Spurs saw eight of their first-team players test positive for Covid-19, leading to their fixtures with Stade Rennais and Brighton to be postponed.
Tottenham could possibly forfeit their Europa Conference League with Rennais, and the match won't be rescheduled.
Antonio Conte led an emotional press-conference when he admitted he was 'scared' about the outbreak.
The Premier League will continue to follow the governments guidance when it comes to COVID-19.
They have not been handed an elite sport exception.
If a player or a member of coaching staff tests positive for the Omicron variant – players and staff who are identified as close contacts will self-isolate for 10 days.
That also includes players and staff who have received both their vaccine doses.
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Boris Johnson confirmed that football fans will have to show vaccine passports as part of England's 'Plan B'.
'Plan B' has been brought in to stop the spread of the Omicron variant.
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