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Ralf Rangnick tells his Man United players he wants them ALL vaccinated against Covid

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Get jabbed! Ralf Rangnick tells his Man United players he wants them ALL vaccinated against Covid after a major outbreak forced their games to be postponed – and reveals he now has 25 stars back available in training

  • Ralf Rangnick wants to ensure Manchester United’s players are vaccinated
  • He says those players who tested positive are only suffering very mild symptoms
  • United manager has most players in training ready for Newcastle clash  
  • Club had to postpone previous two matches against Brentford and Brighton  


Ralf Rangnick wants all Manchester United’s players to be fully vaccinated after a Covid-19 outbreak disrupted their season.

United’s last two games against Brentford and Brighton were postponed – with Rangnick having less than 10 fit players available for both fixtures – and first-team operations at the club’s Carrington training ground have been closed down twice.

However, Rangnick confirmed that 25 outfield players trained on Thursday as United got back to normal ahead of Monday’s game at Newcastle, with Paul Pogba the only absentee as he recovers from a thigh injury.

Ralf Rangnick said the Manchester United players to have tested positive have mild symptoms

Ralf Rangnick said the Manchester United players to have tested positive have mild symptoms 

The manager wants to encourage as many players as possible to get the vaccination

The manager wants to encourage as many players as possible to get the vaccination 

The German boss wants to encourage as many players as possible to get the vaccination

The German boss wants to encourage as many players as possible to get the vaccination

United’s interim boss insists clubs must encourage their players to be fully vaccinated and behave responsibly to stay on top of the Omicron variant after the Premier League announced this week that 16 per cent of top-flight players have not been jabbed at all.

He said: ‘The Premier League will try everything to keep the league safe and the situation around the players safe.

‘We have to encourage players to behave in a disciplined way with regard to contact. We have to make sure we keep most of the players vaccinated.

Raphael Varane is back and United have almost a full squad to select the team from

Raphael Varane is back and United have almost a full squad to select the team from 

Ronaldo and Co are up to sixth in the Premier League table after a recent upturn in form

Ronaldo and Co are up to sixth in the Premier League table after a recent upturn in form 

‘As far as I know, we have a high record of vaccinated players at our club, but the past few weeks show that even if you are vaccinated two or three times you can catch the virus, especially the new virus.

‘But you are protected from severe symptoms and most of our players who tested positive at least had very very weak symptoms and didn’t suffer.

‘As you know, we had the last training session on Thursday. We had eight fewer players and three goalkeepers, then we closed the training ground for four days in order to break the chain.

Rangnick denies that there is a low vaccination take up among the United squad

Rangnick denies that there is a low vaccination take up among the United squad 

‘Today was the third day of training this week. We trained on Tuesday, yesterday and today and we have 25 outfield players apart from Paul Pogba. He’s the only one missing out. 

‘Everyone else is on board. The development of the last week is extremely positive.

‘We will train tomorrow and there will be a day off on Christmas Day and then we have the last training session on Sunday and fly to Newcastle Sunday evening.’

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