Manchester United Youth Cup match against Salford City suspended

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Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup match against Salford City, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been suspended.
Last season’s tournament was forced to end in November due to the impact of COVID in 2020, which saw professional sport suspended for several months.

Manchester City beat Chelsea in the final with third round matches for this year’s competition taking place this week.

Salford got a dream draw against United but that game has been postponed.

A statement released by Salford read: “Tomorrow’s [Wednesday] The FA Youth Cup match against Manchester United will no longer take place due to the FA’s decision to suspend competition. ”

The Football Association has confirmed that the 2020/21 competition will be temporarily postponed in accordance with the UK government’s national COVID-19 lockdown following discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports.

Their statement said: ‘The health and well-being of players and staff is of utmost importance and we intend to resume national competition once the UK government’s current national COVID-19 lockdown is over. completed and will be deemed safer for clubs to travel.

“The FA Youth Participation and Development Committee, which is responsible for the management of the competition, will continue to review the situation and we will provide further updates as soon as possible.

There is currently no indication on when the game will be rescheduled. The latest lockdown restrictions are expected to be reviewed in mid-February.

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