Manchester United friendly vs Stoke called off after Michael O’Neill tests postive for coronavirus


Manchester United’s friendly with Stoke City was called off on Tuesday after Michael O’Neill, the Championship club’s manager, tested positive for coronavirus.

A match at United’s Carrington training ground was cancelled shortly before kick-off, with the members of the visiting party sent home.

No United players are understood to have come into contact with O’Neill, who will now undergo a period of self-isolation.

O’Neill had returned negative results in each of Stoke’s previous five rounds of testing. Billy McKinlay, his assistant manager, will now take charge in his absence.



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