Bad news for Manchester United as key man is taken to hospital

A member of Manchester United’s backroom staff has been taken to hospital after falling ill during their pre-season tour in Perth, Australia.

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United are currently preparing for the 2019/20 season and will face Perth Glory in a pre-season game on Saturday.

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The Red Devils confirmed the illness in a statement, but fell short of naming the staff out of respect for medical confidentiality. Interestingly, Perth-based journalist Amelia Broun, with Seven News, reported that it was a man in his 50s and the problems came after a suspected overdose. However, the description from the report matches that of goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis who has been a very good member of Ole Gunner Solskjaer coaching crew and worked under him at both Molde and Cardiff.

According to Sky Sports, a statement released by the club read: “A member of our backroom staff was taken ill overnight and has been sent to hospital by our club doctor for further treatment. We request that medical confidentiality is respected.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will play two games in Australia, before starting the International Champions Cup with a game against Inter Milan.

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