THE PREMIER LEAGUE have announced a positive coronavirus test just days before Project Restart.
The latest round of testing in the top-flight was conducted on Monday and Tuesday.
And top-flight chiefs have now announced one positive result for Covid-19 from the 1,213 carried out on players and club staff.
This was the seventh round of testing, with the first six returning 13 positives and 6,261 negatives.
Today’s news comes just 24 hours after Manchester United cancelled a friendly with Stoke City at the last minute.
It later emerged that Potters boss Michael O’Neill had tested positive for coronavirus.
The two teams were due to play each other at United’s Carrington training HQ.
However, it was instantly abandoned without a ball being kicked when the results of the Northern Irishman’s test came back.
United later insisted that none of their squad came into contact with him.
The Premier League returns a week today when Aston Villa take on Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal.
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