Brentford vs Man Utd: Tuesday's Premier League match postponed after visitors report Covid cases

The fixture between Manchester United and Brentford has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak.

The fixture was supposed to be played on Monday, but United had to close their training complex on Monday due to the weather.

The club said they recorded a small number of positive Covid cases among first-team players and staff who took the tests on Sunday.

Those positive results were confirmed on Monday, and those who have the virus are currently isolated.

The club requested the match to be rearranged because of the cancellation of training and disruption to the squad and the health of players and staff.

The decision to delay was taken by the board based on advice from medical advisers.

The fans of both clubs were affected by Covid-19.

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Dean Smith wants fans to get their Covid booster jabs so they can attend football matches.

The outbreak among the first team requires ongoing monitoring, while the match against Brentford will be rearranged.

The match against Manchester United was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.

We understand that there will be many fans who will be affected by the fixture postponement and we apologize for the disruption, which was out of our control, but we respect the Premier League's decision and acknowledge that the health and safety of both clubs' players and staff must always come first.

We look forward to welcoming Manchester United to the Community Stadium in the New Year.

The rearranged match details will be communicated in due course. All match tickets will be valid for the rearranged fixture.

The weekly Covid cases are the highest in the league.

The number of positive coronaviruses cases among club players and staff increased to 42 on Monday, the highest weekly figure since testing began last year.

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Paul Barber is worried that the return of empty stadiums could be caused by rising cases of Covid-19.

Manchester United's game at Brentford was postponed, as well as Spurs' last two games after a Covid outbreak among their first team.

The league can confirm that between Monday, 6 December and Sunday, 12 December, 3,805 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. There were 42 new positive cases.

Several clubs, including Norwich and Villa, have announced positive tests for the Omicron variant as concerns grow about the spread of the disease.

The clubs were told by the league to put back emergency measures, with testing of players and staff set to be increased.