Manchester United must ensure players are vaccinated: club manager Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has said the club need to ensure their players are vaccinated following an outbreak of Covid-19 which led to the postponement of their last two Premier League games.

Manchester United must ensure all players are vaccinated: club manager Ralf Rangnick (Photo Reuters)

STRONG POINTS

  • Ralf Rangnick wants to ensure Manchester United players are vaccinated
  • United last played in a 1-0 win over Norwich City on December 11
  • United’s last two games against Brentford and Brighton have been postponed

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has said he wants all of his players fully vaccinated after a Covid-19 outbreak disrupted the club’s Premier League season. United’s last two games against Brentford and Brighton have been postponed – with Rangnick having less than 10 fit players available for both fixtures.

“At the club…we have to encourage players to behave in a disciplined way when it comes to contact. We also have to make sure that most players are vaccinated,” Rangnick told reporters.

“As far as I know, we have a high record of vaccinated players here at our club.”

United last played in a 1-0 win over Norwich City on December 11. They now have almost their entire squad available for a trip to Newcastle United on Monday.

“The last two weeks show that even if you are vaccinated two or three times, you can still catch the virus, especially the new virus (Omicron),” the German said.

“You’re not protected, but at least you’re protected against severe symptoms. And as far as I know, most of our players who tested positive, at least they had very, very mild symptoms and they don’t ‘have not suffered from this.’

United lead Manchester City by 17 points but have played two fewer games.

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