Manchester United have informed players who have been based abroad; during the coronavirus outbreak to return to the United Kingdom this week.
The move comes as Premier League clubs look at options to return to training grounds later this month; under the Project Restart proposal, which has led to concerns being raised from four Premier League club doctors.
United are yet to set a date, however, when training for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side; will resume at their base in Carrington, Skysports reports.
Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero were among the players; given permission to leave England in March after consultation with the club.
The Premier League is hopeful of resuming the current campaign in June – potentially at neutral venues behind closed doors; but the proposals are yet to receive approval from the government.
In the same vein, Berlin plans to allow Germany’s Bundesliga to restart behind closed doors in May; after weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus.
According to a draft government agreement seen by AFP, Wednesday, politicians believe restarting play in the first; and second divisions to “limit the economic damage” for the 36 clubs is “acceptable”, the document showed.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers will set a date for the games to begin in a telephone conference later Wednesday; with German media reporting May 21 was a possible candidate.