Stoke’s boss Michael O’Neill is positive for coronavirus; Friendly Man Utd Canceled | Football News

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Stoke manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for coronavirus

Manchester United were forced to cancel their friendly match with Stoke at the last minute after championship manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for coronavirus.

The teams were scheduled to meet at United’s training center in Carrington, but the match was immediately abandoned without kicking the ball when the Northern Irishman tested positive, United insisting that no member of his team never contacted him.

United had stepped up preparations for the Premier League return on June 17, with their first game against Tottenham next Friday, and it looks like the team will still be formed after Stoke’s departure from Carrington.

“Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for Covid-19 after the last round of tests on Monday June 8,” the Potters said in a statement.

“O’Neill had tested negative in the last five rounds of testing. He will now follow the relevant directives and undergo a period of isolation, while continuing to be in regular virtual contact with his coaching staff and players.

“Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will be training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20. The club will not comment further on this. “

Man United insists no member of his team has contacted the infected Stoke boss

Man United insists no member of his team has contacted the infected Stoke boss

In the last round of Premier League coronavirus testing, no new positive cases were confirmed.

The Premier League reported testing 1,195 players and club staff for COVID-19 on Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5.

It was the sixth test cycle and the second time there were no positive results, with only one positive in the last three rounds.

Since the program began, the Premier League has performed 6,274 tests for COVID-19, with 13 positives and 6,261 negatives.

There were six positives from three clubs in the first round of testing, followed by two positives from two clubs, four positives from three clubs, zero positive, one positive – and now a second no-fault.

The rules for restarting the project require that a player who returns a positive test stay away from group activities for 14 days (subject to the return of a negative test after seven days, if the player is asymptomatic).

The tests will continue twice a week.

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  • 64 games live on Sky Sports from the provisional restart date of June 17
  • 25 games available for free
  • New Sky Sports Digital Innovations Are Also Planned To Improve Fan Experience

The 2019/20 Premier League season will tentatively resume on Wednesday June 17 and Sky, the UK’s largest football broadcaster, will make available 25 “free” games – including Everton vs Liverpool the first full weekend – for everyone in the UK to enjoy it.

Sky Sports will broadcast 64 Premier League games live at the end of the season. In addition to the 39 games already scheduled to be broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports before the interruption of the coronavirus, 25 additional games will be available both on Sky Sports Premier League and on Sky’s free selection channel, allowing all nation to participate. the return of live sport.

To celebrate the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will also launch a host of new and innovative features and updates to provide fans with an even more immersive experience and share moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms.

Extremely encouraging results not only as an individual dataset, as not a player or club staff member has been positive for Covid-19, but collectively, the test data now shows a trend that the medical protocols in place at each Premier League are robust.

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