Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Naija News reports that the forward is currently isolating.
The England international sat out Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Everton which United is currently leading by 3-0.
Ahead of the Everton friendly, a United statement read: “Unfortunately, Jesse Lingard is unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19.
“He is isolating in line with Government and Premier League Guidelines.”
Manchester United would kickstart their 2021/22 Premier League campaign against Leeds at Old Trafford next Saturday
Lingard appears set to see more regular action for United this season, after he was sent on loan to West Ham last January.
The 28-year-old made a huge impact with the Hammers, helping them to finish sixth in the table