Man Utd hit by food poisoning following Europa League clash with up to 12 unwell

Manchester United players and staff have suffered food poisoning with up to 12 feeling unwell, according to reports.

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The news follows United’s 2-0 Europa League victory at Moldovan side FC Sheriff on Thursday and has seen a handful of players miss training as a result.

Erik ten Hag’s side are not back in action until October 2 when they travel to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after the international break, and the players affected have been allowed to join up with their countries despite the issue.

According to The Sun, some in the United camp began to feel unwell on Friday, and the club are attempting to work out if they picked up the suspected food poisoning in Moldova or on the plane on the way back to Manchester.

United’s win in Moldova saw them move up to second in Group E following their opening defeat to Real Sociedad.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first-ever Europa League goal in the victory while Jadon Sancho bagged the other.

‘Ronaldo needed that goal,’ Ten Hag said after the game. ‘Many times he came close [in the season so far], but he wanted that so much.

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