Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is taking tests after complaining of breathing difficulties, which the club says are not linked to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Lindelof was replaced by Eric Bailly in the second half of their 1-0 Premier League win against Norwich City on Saturday after suffering from chest problems.
The Red Devils then saw some players and staff returning positive coronavirus tests after the return trip from Carrow Road, which prompted the Premier League to postpone Tuesday’s game with Brentford.
However, United clarified that Lindelof’s concerns – from which he had recovered well – were not related to the infections that forced them to close the training field.
“Victor is currently undergoing a series of precautionary investigations,” the club said in a statement. “However, he has recovered well from the episode he experienced in the match against Norwich.
“All indications are that this is not linked to any COVID outbreak within the club.”
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick said after the win over Norwich: “Victor can’t even remember how it happened. I think he had a collision with another player and was having trouble breathing.
“For more than 10 minutes his heart rate was higher than normal, and he was a little shocked by that, so we had to replace him.”
Goalkeeper David de Gea said it was “a little hard to see” Lindelof in trouble and that he brought to mind the memories of Christian Eriksen, who collapsed on the pitch during Euro 2020, and Sergio Aguero, who is expected to announce his retirement this week. after suffering chest pains playing in October.
“First of all it is life. Football doesn’t matter, “he told Sky Sport.
“We saw some players feeling a little bit, I don’t know what was going on, but Victor could feel his breath.
“We’ve seen Eriksen before, Aguero… so sometimes it’s a little hard to see your player acting like that. I hope he is completely well. “