Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals some Manchester United stars are ‘not sure’ of Covid shots and he is planning talks with his side as Premier League players face mandatory vaccination under government plans
- A number of Manchester United players have yet to be vaccinated against Covid
- Pre-season friendly against Preston was canceled after an outbreak at the club
- The Premier League follows government guidelines on Covid certification
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hold talks with Manchester United players about Covid vaccinations ahead of the new season.
A number of United’s rosters are yet to be pinned, with last week’s exhibition game against Preston North End canceled after an outbreak at the club.
The Premier League is following government guidelines on Covid certification, which has been announced as mandatory for major events from October.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hold talks with Manchester United players about Covid vaccinations
“Some of them are already fully vaccinated, others are not sure,” Solskjaer said.
“But we’re going to have a bigger session with them now because I think it’s important that everyone knows what it’s about.
“I think Preston was a test error because all nine of them tested positive and when we did a good PCR test the next day they were negative.
“If that happened the day before the first league game, that would be a problem. It’s not our fault what happened, but it took us time to prepare.’
Solskjaer has warned his players to be careful for fear of contracting the virus
Solskjaer also warned his players about the temptation to spend time with supporters at Old Trafford during Saturday’s friendly with Everton and next week’s visit to Leeds for fear of contracting the virus.
“Signing autographs for the kids, taking pictures, yes we want to do it, but we can’t do it,” Solskjaer added.
‘That’s difficult for us. For the Leeds game, Old Trafford will be full, fans will be out, we want to talk to them, but we can’t really, because you think if I catch something here, it’s a four-game suspension. Literally. So it’s such a difficult one.