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Man Utd game with Brighton in doubt following more positive Covid cases while Potter airs his concerns for football

Manchester United’s game with Brighton is in doubt this weekend following more positive Covid cases, with Graham Potter having aired his concerns for football amid the worsening situation.

United saw their trip to face Brentford postponed in midweek following a number of cases amongst the Red Devils’ squad, with those figures having increased following the latest round of Covid-19 testing at the club’s Carrington training ground.


The Mail are reporting that the United have now recorded 19 positive tests across first-team players and staff and the club are continuing to update the Premier League regarding their situation, with Saturday lunchtime’s fixture with Brighton in doubt.

The Seagulls also have their own covid issues with Graham Potter having revealed that ‘three or four’ are currently out after testing positive for the virus, with the Brighton boss expressing his concern over whether football can continue amid the rising cases.

“We asked the question, yes, because of our situation,” Potter said about postponement at his pre-match press conference.

“It is what it is. All you can do is put your case forward, speak to people and they make the decision.”

Potter added: “I think the path we’re on, I’m not sure how long we can stay on it for.

“We all want football to continue, want life to continue as best as we can but health is the most important thing.

“We’ve got some issues ourselves and this week has been a little bit disturbing in terms of how quickly we’ve been affected.

“If that carries on then we’ll have to have some serious thought [about action being suspended].”

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