Manchester United looking for new friendlies after Stoke City cancellation
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Manchester United looking for new friendlies after Stoke City cancellation

Manchester United are planning for other friendly matches before the league restarts after the cancellation of their tie against Stoke on Tuesday.

United was slated to take the Championship side at Carrington training base but the game was cancelled at the eleventh hour with a confirmation coming later that the opposition coach had tested positive of coronavirus.

The move forced United to play amongst themselves on Tuesday this after engaging in the same type of play last week that ended in a 4-4 draw. According to Manchester Evening News, the friendly happened after all the Stoke City players had left Carrington.

The publication also says that the club is exploring possibilities of new friendlies in the next nine days as they attempt to gain match fitness back ahead of next Friday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

United haven't played since winning the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie at LASK Linz 5-0 on Thursday, March 12, with the season placed on hold the following day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With the Championship also returning on June 20, there have been a series of plans by other clubs too to have their players fit with Arsenal already taking on Charlot at the Emirates ahead of their clash against Manchester City.

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