A message to United fans from Ole and Casey

Tuesday 24 March 2020 18:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Casey Stoney have today written a letter to all Manchester United supporters, advising them to follow the UK Government's 'stay at home' instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.

A campaign image was also shared by all 20 Premier League clubs, to reinforce the importance of remaining indoors as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Here is what Ole and Casey's letter had to say, as posted via the club's official Twitter account:

'Firstly, on behalf of everyone at Manchester United, our thoughts are with anyone who has been directly affected by this virus and everyone dealing with the impact of it. All our gratitude goes to the healthcare staff working on the frontline of the NHS here in the UK and in hospitals around the world at this particularly difficult time.

'We are all having to adjust – fans, players, coaches – to a new way of living, without our fix of football, although we all agree that everyone’s health and wellbeing at this time is much more important.

'These are unprecedented times and we now need to all come together to combat this global pandemic.  It is important for everyone to follow government guidelines to help control the spread of COVID-19, wherever you are in the world.  That’s what we’re doing at Manchester United, with all our players now training at home, following individual programmes and using technology to stay in touch with our medical, fitness and coaching staff.


'For everyone’s wellbeing, we all need to change our behaviour and look at new ways of communicating. We are lucky that many of us have access to technology that enables us to video call people so we can still see our friends and family without being face to face. By making these changes, or simply making sure we call and not visit or meet in person, we can all help save lives.
'We’re all looking forward to the football season resuming when it is safe to do so. Until then, we need to be united in looking after ourselves, our families and supporting our local communities.
'Stay safe, stay home and we hope to see you all soon.'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Casey Stoney

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