Aaron Wan-Bissaka could MISS the start of Manchester United’s pre-season after heading to Dubai and is set for 14 days of self-isolation
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks set to miss start of Manchester United’s pre-season
- The right back travelled out to Dubai and has been seen working on his fitness
- He will now have to undergo 14 days of self-isolation when he return this week
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting his squad to return for training next week
Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in danger of missing the start of pre-season training after travelling to Dubai.
The full-back has flown to the popular holiday destination following the end of United’s season and is now expected to undertake a period of 14 days self-isolation upon his return.
He is due to fly back from the United Arab Emirates by the end of the week.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is facing a period of 14 days in quarantine after travelling out to Dubai
The full-back now looks set to miss the start of Manchester United’s pre-season training
United players are scheduled to return for pre-season training next week meaning Wan-Bissaka will miss the start of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side’s preparations for the forthcoming season.
Old Trafford officials provided all their players with travel guidance at the end of the season, detailing where they could travel without being required to quarantine upon return.
Wan-Bissaka could now find himself in hot water when he returns to Manchester after appearing to disregard their advice.
The defender was working on his fitness with a personal coach while out in Dubai this week
Travel restrictions mean a period of quarantine could keep him out of the start of pre-season
When travelling with their clubs to officially compete or train, players are protected by the ‘elite sportsperson’ protocols which means they are not required to quarantine upon return.
But the UK government has confirmed that Wan-Bissaka would be required to self-isolate when he lands home because he is not officially training or competing with United in Dubai.
According to the official Government website, Wan-Bissaka was required to produce a negative Covid test reading with 96 hours of arriving in the UAE.
United will also test the defender as soon as possible upon his return to the UK.
The news will come as a blow to United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he sets up his plans
Wan-Bissaka has been individually training during his time in Dubai as he keeps himself in shape ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
Nonetheless, his pending absence from the opening days of United’s pre-season training schedule will frustrate manager Solskjaer.
Wan-Bissaka was not included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for next month’s games against Iceland and Denmark.
But even if he had been selected on Tuesday, the 22-year-old’s decision to fly to Dubai effectively ruled him out of contention for international duty because of his quarantine period.