Manchester United to Train as Normal Despite Premier League Coronavirus Suspension

Manchester United will continue to train as normal despite the coronavirus outbreak forcing the suspension of all league football in England. 

Despite the spread of the virus, the Premier League revealed on Thursday that all games in the top flight would go ahead as planned this weekend. However, less than 12 hours later, it was announced that there would be no Premier League, EFL or Women's Super League action until at least April 4.

This decision came after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for COVID-19 late on Thursday. 

While the Premier League has been suspended until April 4, ​the Mirror are reporting that this hasn't stopped Manchester United from carrying out their normal training program. They claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players plan to follow their usual daily training schedule at the AON Training Complex. 

While the Red Devils will stick to their normal training schedule, it has not yet been decided whether the club will look to arrange matches behind closed doors against other teams at their training ground. The purpose of this would, of course, be to keep their players' match sharpness up during this time off. 

​Man Utd have been in good form, most recently running riot in Austria as they picked up a 5-0 win over LASK in the Europa League. This was their 11th match in a row without defeat, a run which has seen them score 29 goals and concede just twice.

Although the season has now been suspended for the time being, United are seemingly keen to not let the virus disrupt them from their normal training plans.

​Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers ​confirmed on Friday that three players were in self-isolation after displaying symptoms. Elsewhere, ​Arsenal and ​Chelsea have also undertaken similar measures. 

Following the decision to suspend play, Premier League clubs ​will meet on Thursday to discuss plans for the rest of the season.

Source : 90min