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February 26, 2020

Man Utd ‘monitoring’ coronavirus situation: Woodward

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February 26, 2020

LONDON: Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says the club are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation as sporting events continue to be impacted.

China has reported 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths following the outbreak of the virus that has spread to a variety of countries, including Italy where authorities have swiftly put in restrictions.

Four Serie A football fixtures were postponed over the weekend and the second leg of Inter Milan’s Europa League round of 32 clash against Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors at San Siro.

Numerous rugby union fixtures have been affected and Six Nations organisers are “monitoring this situation very closely”, while Woodward says United are keeping tabs on the “very fluid situation”.

“Our thoughts go out to everyone in China and other countries affected by it,” United’s executive vice-chairman said. “We’ve got many supporters obviously in China and the rest of Asia, and staff in Hong Kong so our first concern is for people’s welfare.”