Official statement on Saturday's friendly
Maintaining COVID security is a priority for Manchester United.
As a precautionary measure based on COVID protocols, we have taken the difficult decision that we will not now be able to play the friendly match against Preston North End this Saturday (31 July).
We regret the disruption to Preston North End and disappointment caused to fans.
Any Manchester United supporters who have purchased tickets for the game will be automatically refunded.
At this stage, we do not expect further disruption around our forthcoming matches, but we will continue to follow Premier League protocols in this regard.