Manchester United players and staff ‘were hit by bout of suspected FOOD POISONING’ after their Europa League trip to Moldova with up to 12 affected and some stars forced to miss training over the weekend
- Manchester United played Sheriff in the Moldovan capital Chisinau last week
- They won the Europa League game 2-0 thanks to Sancho and Ronaldo goals
- But players and staff reportedly suffered suspected food poisoning afterwards
- Club are working out whether it was caused by food in Moldova or on their plane
- Up to 12 players and staff were affected with some forced to miss training
- United weren’t in action over the weekend after Leeds match was postponed
Manchester United’s players and staff ‘were hit by a bout of suspected food poisoning’ following their UEFA Europa League trip to Moldova last week.
Erik ten Hag’s team played Sheriff Tiraspol in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Thursday night, winning 2-0 thanks to goals by Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
They then returned to Manchester by private plane but members of the party began to feel unwell on Friday.
Manchester United players and staff ‘were hit by suspected food poisoning’ following their win over Sheriff in the Moldovan capital Chisinau last Thursday
United played at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau in the UEFA Europa League group fixture
According to The Sun, up to 12 in the United camp were affected with a handful of players missing training on Friday and others on Saturday.
The report says United are looking into whether the sickness was the result of something they ate while in Moldova or on the plane home.
United weren’t in action over the weekend after Sunday’s home Premier League game against Leeds United was postponed because of stretched policing resources owing to the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
It is uncertain how badly United would have been affected by the illness had the match at Old Trafford gone ahead.
Erik ten Hag’s side won Thursday’s match 2-0 and then weren’t in action over the weekend
Some of the players who missed training on Friday were able to return on Saturday and all of those affected have been able to depart for international duty.
United’s revival under Ten Hag, which has seen them win five of their last six games in all competitions, will be put to the test after the international break when they play Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on October 2.
United then face another European away trip, to Cyprus to face Omonia Nicosia, the following Thursday.
The win over Sheriff was an ideal response after United lost 1-0 at home to Real Sociedad in their opening group fixture.
United’s players celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty to make it 2-0 on Thursday night