Following a 2-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff, Manchester United “loses 12 players and staff to food sickness,” with Leeds’ match being postponed but Manchester City on the horizon.
Following their journey to Moldova, Manchester United’s players and personnel have been sidelined due to suspected food sickness.
Following the match,h last Thursday, up to 12 members of the first team lineup were affected. Fortunately for United, the match against Leeds in the Premier League scheduled for this coming Saturday was postponed.
Great before the news became public, the game had already been postponed to give the injured team members time to recover.
It’s unclear whether the team members contracted a potential virus in Moldova or on the flight back, according to The Sun, who report that they started feeling ill on Friday after returning from their 2-0 victory over FC Sheriff in Tiraspol.
A few players were absent from practice on Friday, but some made it to practice on Saturday before the team broke for the international break.
Those who have been called up for duty during the penultimate international break before the 2022 World Cup reportedly don’t seem to be affected or have recovered in time.
United won’t play again until October 2, when they take on Manchester City, their next-door neighbors, in their toughest test yet.
Given that the match was postponed due to a lack of police personnel in advance of Queen Elizabeth II’s burial, it is questionable whether the scheduled game against Leeds would have been able to proceed.