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Man United cancel friendly after player contracts COVID-19

Manchester United were forced to cancel their friendly with Stoke at the last minute after the Championship side had a player test positive for coronavirus .
The sides met at United ’s Carrington training centre but the match was immediately abandoned without kicking a ball when an unnamed Stoke player tested positive , with United insisting none of their squad came into contact with him .
United had been stepping up their preparations for the return of the Premier League on June 17 , with their first match back against Tottenham in 10 days time , and it appears the squad still trained after Stoke left Carrington.
In the latest round of Premier League coronavirus testing , there were no new positive cases confirmed ,
Skysports reports .
The Premier League say they tested 1 ,195 players and club staff for COVID – 19 on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June .
This was the sixth round of testing and the second time there have been zero positives , with just one positive in total in the last three rounds .
Since the programme began , the Premier League has now carried out 6 ,274 tests for COVID – 19 , with 13 positives and 6 ,261 negatives .
There were six positives from three clubs in the first round of testing , followed by two positives from two clubs, four positives from three clubs, zero positives , one positive – and now a second all – clear .
Project Restart rules require a player who returns a positive test to remain away from group activities for 14 days ( subject to the return of a negative test after seven days , should the player be asymptomatic ) .
Testing will continue on a twice -weekly basis .

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