COVID-19: Solskjaer disagreed with Sam Allardyce over call for a temporary football break
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer disagreed with Sam Allardyce over the West Brom manager’s call for temporary suspension of football activities in the English Premier League over the rising cases of COVID-19.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the comment yesterday after Manchester United late win at Old Trafford against Wolves. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal in added time to take The Red Devils to two points behind Liverpool at the top of the EPL table.
“It’s not something I’ve thought about a lot. I think our players have been really good in following protocols and rules,” Solskjaer said.
“That’s part of the job here, that we as clubs follow the protocols given. I can’t see the benefit in having a circuit break, whatever it’s going to be called.
“Because when are we going to play the games? We all know this year is so difficult, but I don’t think stopping the games is going to make a big, big change”, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while feeding questions from pressmen after the game against Wolves.
Sam Allardyce, who recently joined West Brom after Slaven Bilic was sacked made the call for introduction of a two-week temporary break as a result of the COVID-19. Big Sam made the call at the end of West Brommatch against Leeds United. The baggies were lost the game by five-nil at home to the free-scoring Leeds United.
“When I listen to the news the variant virus transmits quicker than the original virus [so] we can only do the right thing which has a circuit breaker.
I am 66 years old and the last thing I want to do is catch Covid. I’m very concerned about myself and football in general. If that’s what needs to be done we need to do it” says Sam Allardyce
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Meanwhile, Machester City game against Everton was suspended with four hours left before the game on Monday amd their training ground closed as several players and staff contracts the virus.