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Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard tests positive for Covid-19

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Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard is set to miss the start of the new season after testing positive for Covid-19.

The England international, 28, had featured in all three of Manchester United’s pre-season friendly fixtures but is not available for the final test against Everton on Saturday lunchtime.

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United confirmed his absence in a statement on their club website ahead of kick-off although there is no time frame given over his possible return.

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“Unfortunately, Jesse Lingard is unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19,” the statement read. “He is isolating in line with Government and Premier League Guidelines.”

Lingard joins goalkeeper Dean Henderson who is still recovering from Covid-19 after he had tested positive weeks back. 

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