Brighton have confirmed an outbreak of Covid-19, putting their Premier League match against Manchester United in jeopardy.

The Old Trafford giants face additional concerns heading into the following match, with their match against Brentford already confirmed to be postponed.

After visiting west London as part of a busy midweek schedule, United were scheduled to host Brighton on Saturday, December 18, for a lunchtime kick-off.

However, as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the sporting calendar – and wider society – United may not return to action until December 27 against Newcastle.

Brighton are scheduled to face Wolves on Tuesday, and similarly to United, they are awaiting additional testing and other Premier League protocols.

Graham Potter confirmed the outbreak during his pre-match press conference for the Wolves game – after his side’s previous match against Tottenham was called off due to similar concerns in the Tottenham camp on Sunday afternoon.

Potter said: “We have a combination, injury, and Covid.

“We are around three or four and that’s something we have to deal with. We are just checking to make sure it’s at that number. We have not spoken about that [postponement]. We are trying to monitor and make sure we are not playing games with guys who have Covid.

“We have to keep monitoring and testing and make sure we can keep the number as low as possible.

“We are all in the same position. First and foremost is the health and safety of the players and everyone around. We do all we can to make sure that’s done right.”


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