A member of Manchester United’s backroom staff has been taken to hospital after falling ill during their pre-season tour in Perth, Australia.
United are currently preparing for the 2019/20 season and will face Perth Glory in a pre-season game on Saturday.
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.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will play two games in Australia, before starting the International Champions Cup with a game against Inter Milan.