United Staff Members Quarantine, Nicky Butt to Assist Solskjaer



Due to COVID-19 protocols, some unnamed members of the Manchester United coaching staff have had to quarantine. Despite this unfortunate development, United’s Premier League clash at home against Newcastle tonight will go on as planned.

A club statement reads: “Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench this evening due to some of the coaching staff having to self isolate.”


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Butt, a member of the famed Class of ’92, has been working as the head of first team development with the club since leaving his previous job, heading the youth program, two years ago. Dempsey had previously been a part of OGS’ senior team staff, until he left the 2019 preseason tour due to medical concerns.

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With Leicester City winning 2-1 earlier today over Aston Villa, United have now slipped down to third. Solskjaer can lead them back into second place however, with a home win on Sunday. As for Newcastle, they are currently in the midst of a full on relegation scrap.

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  1. Kabiru Yahaya says

    Wish them a quick recovery.

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