United issue training update
Manchester United's players have started a return to training at Carrington, on a staggered basis.
The complex was closed for first-team operations last week due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club but opened again this morning (Tuesday).
Hence, this will now give interim manager Ralf Rangnick and his squad time to prepare for our next fixture - the Premier League meeting with Newcastle United at St James' Park on Monday 27 December (20:00 GMT kick-off).
Unfortunately, the games against Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion were postponed as the club had no option but to request that the matches were rearranged.
The Premier League board took the decision to call the fixtures off, based on guidance from medical advisors.
On Monday, the Premier League issued a statement declaring the intention to continue with the festive programme, where possible, despite the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
United are also scheduled to face Burnley next week, on Thursday 30 December, at Old Trafford (20:15 GMT kick-off) in our final outing of 2021.