Manchester United players and staff ‘have been hit with suspected food poisoning’ after Europa League trip to Moldova

Manchester United players and staff

Manchester United players and staff “have been hit with suspected food poisoning” after their UEFA Europa League trip to Moldova last week.

Erik ten Hag’s side took on Sheriff Tiraspol in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Thursday night (September 16), winning 2-0 with goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo. They then flew back to Manchester on a private plane before some stars started feeling unwell on Friday.

According to The Sun, up to 12 players from the United camp were affected, with a handful of players missing training on Friday and others on Saturday.

The report says United are investigating whether the illness was the result of something they ate in Moldova or on the plane home.

It is unclear how badly United would have been affected by the illness had the game at Old Trafford taken place.

Some of the players who missed training on Friday were able to return on Saturday and all those affected were able to leave for international duty.

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