Manchester United almost at full strength after Covid outbreak – Ralf Rangnick – Football Sport

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United was forced to close their training ground for four days to break the chain of Covid-19 infection following an outbreak in the squad

Ralf Rangnick says his Manchester United squad is almost completely set up at the club following the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

The outbreak resulted in United’s recent Premier League games against Brentford and Brighton being postponed.

After a 16-day break, Rangnick’s side will face Newcastle on Monday 27 December with only Paul Pogba injured.

“Today was the third day of training this week and we had 25 field players,” said Rangnick.

“Paul Pogba is the only one missing, everyone else was on board.”

The club was forced to close down the first-team area of ​​its training grounds last week after the outbreak, with only eight outfield players available to train.

“We closed the training ground to break the chain. The development over the last week has been extremely positive. We will train tomorrow and on Christmas Day we have a day off before we have the last training session on Sunday. “

Rangnick said the returning players are in good shape and “did their homework” while training at home.

“They had their schedule to exercise at home and they stuck to that schedule and program,” he said.

“I can say that most, if not all, of them will be available, but I have to make some tough decisions about who will be in the squad and who will be in the star XI.”

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