New COVID-19 rules could force change to Man Utd vs Young Boys fixture | OneFootball
New COVID-19 rules could force change to Man Utd vs Young Boys fixture
Young Boys gave Manchester United a surprise beating last time out in the Champions League.
The Telegraph claims there are fears the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will force Manchester United to play their final Champions League group game against Young Boys in a neutral country, which the game currently scheduled to be played at Old Trafford next week.
It will be Ralf Rangnick’s first game in Europe as United manager with nothing to lose after the Reds secured their place in the knockouts last time out in the competition.
Uefa will now seek clarity from the Swiss government over whether Young Boys need to quarantine for 10 days after travelling back from the UK.
This comes after Switzerland imposed new rules on travellers from Britain and other countries to have detected cases of the New COVID-19 variant.
Uefa rules stress that if Young Boys are not exempt from these quarantine conditions, their game against United next Wednesday must be moved to a neutral country – otherwise the game would be postponed until the new year.
That could potentially leave a lot of people out of pocket if they have already committed to non-refundable travel expenses, which will be the case for many United supporters.
As for losing home advantage, United are already a seeded side in the draw so that doesn’t matter.
The game takes place next week so hopefully they come to a conclusion soon.