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Solskjaer Could Not See Any Benefit From Pausing The Premier League To Stop The Spread Of Covid-19

WARTAKOTALIVE.COM, JAKARTA – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he could not see the benefit of a temporary suspension of the Premier League in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the Premier League confirmed 18 new positive Covid-19 tests in a week starting December 21, the highest number of positive results in a single round of tests this season.

The news comes just a day after Manchester City’s match at Everton was postponed within four hours due to the coronavirus outbreak at the Etihad Stadium, while Fulham’s match against Tottenham on Wednesday (30/12/2020) is likely to be postponed.

The eighteen positive cases topped the previous high of 16 recorded in the week starting November 9, and reflects the broader situation in the UK.

With more people now being hospitalized with the virus than the peak of the first wave last April.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, coach of Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United coach (Manutd.com)

West Brom head coach Sam Allardyce has called for a break, hoping for a series of tight restrictions designed to reverse the tide of the pandemic, but Solskjaer is unsure what benefit will be made.

“As a club and as a team we are very good at following health protocols,” said Solskjaer after United’s 1-0 win over Wolves.

“It’s part of the job. I don’t see the benefit of taking a break, because when are we going to have another match?”

“We all know this year has been very difficult, but if you stop more games I don’t think it will make a big change – maybe it will be longer. When do we finish the season?”

Marcus Rashford scored in injury time for United's victory over Wolves
Marcus Rashford scores in injury time for MU’s win over Wolves (premierleague.com)

Meanwhile Marcus Rashford’s late goal gave United all three points against Wolves at Old Trafford and sent the Red Devils up to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Liverpool.