According to a source, up to 12 Manchester United players displayed signs of food sickness after their Europa League victory over Sheriff Tiraspol. Erik ten Hag's team looked to rebound against the Moldovan champions after losing to Real Sociedad at home in their opening match by 1-0.
Queen Elizabeth II's passing caused nationwide domestic postponements, giving Manchester United an extra weekend to recover before the midweek trip. In the Group E match, which Man United won 2-0 at the Zimbru Stadium thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo,
The Queen's upcoming state funeral at Westminster Abbey took precedence over Man United's Premier League matchup with Leeds United due to a shortage. The Red Devils may have been fortunate that the match against Leeds United was postponed since,
The Sun reports that Ten Hag's team has had an outbreak of food sickness. Following their return from Chisinau on Friday, players allegedly began reporting symptoms.
A total of 12 members of the squad are thought to have been impacted by the disease. According to reports, Man United is trying to figure out how the players contracted the virus; a meal in Chisinau or something on the private flight back to Manchester have both been suggested as potential answers.
No national team players have been forced to withdraw, despite some members of Ten Hag's squad missing two days of exercise due to the sickness. Others were given the all-clear to practise on Saturday.
Before the last day of the Premier League season in 2006, Tottenham Hotspur famously witnessed a norovirus strain decimate their first-team roster, an event known as "lasagne-gate."
Spurs' hold on fourth position in the Premier League table was broken after the outbreak when they were defeated by West Ham United, allowing Arsenal to go to the Champions League in their place.
Spurs had concerns about a similar illness problem before the last day of the 2021-22 season when some of Antonio Conte's players missed the match against Norwich City due to a stomach bug.
The England captain was among those who were reportedly sick, but he recovered in time to play at Carrow Road as Tottenham secured Champions League qualification with a 5-0 victory.
Man United, meanwhile, has won each of their past four matches in the top flight and enters the international break sixth in the Premier League standings, three points behind leaders Arsenal with a game remaining.
On October 2, when the Red Devils resume Premier League play against the defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Ten Hag will take part in his first Manchester derby.
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