Coronavirus: Sheffield United become the last Premier League team to send their players home
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Coronavirus: Sheffield United become the last Premier League team to send their players home

Sheffield United has become the last Premier League team to send its players home in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Reports from Daily Mail indicate that the Chris Wilder side reported to their HQ on Monday but didn’t train and were sent home after the squad picked up their personalized training plans.

The decision came on a day that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a total lockdown of the country on Monday.

Sportsmail understands the decision not to train this morning came after conversations with the PFA, who have advised clubs not to have their squads in for training given the increased risk of infection.

Wilder has been keen to keep his players training as normal despite the Government guidelines with regards to social distancing but they have now followed the decision taken by all the club’s in the English top-flight as they wait for the Government to give them the go-ahead on when to resume with the league.

The decision means that every club in the top division has shut their training grounds to playing staff until further notice.

United was previously criticized for holding training sessions given the increasing restrictions set by the Government as they try to reduce the spread of Covid-19.