Manchester United midfield duo Fred and Nemanja Matic continue to enjoy their holidays with their partners despite fears ever-changing quarantine rules could put club’s Europa League campaign in jeopardy
- Nemanja Matic and Fred are among the Manchester United players on holiday
- Both midfielders jetted out for a break after the Premier League season finished
- There are concerns the club have placed its Europa League hopes in jeopardy
- The ever-changing nature of the pandemic may mean the players are put at risk
Manchester United stars Fred and Nemanja Matic are continuing to soak up the sun overseas despite fears the club have plunged their Europa League campaign into chaos.
The midfield duo are among a number of players who jetted off on holiday following the end of the Premier League season last weekend – despite the ever-changing nature concerning the coronavirus crisis abroad.
United are set to resume their quest to clinch silverware against LASK on Wednesday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that travel to and from certain European countries could be shut off at short notice.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is continuing to soak up the sun on his holiday
Team-mate Fred is among those to have travelled abroad despite the coronavirus pandemic
Matic’s partner, Aleksandra Pavic, had shared photos of the loving couple on board a private jet – and the family have now hit the beach as they attempt to wind down during the club’s brief break.
His midfield team-mate Fred, meanwhile, has flown out to Turkey with his family to enjoy his downtime. The 27-year-old uploaded a touching snap alongside his wife Monique Salum and son Benjamin at The Land of Legends hotel in Belek.
Victor Lindelof and Odion Ighalo have also treated social media followers to regular updates from their holidays.
The former’s wife, Maja, posted photos of their family in France, one of the countries in danger of being added to the red list. This would see quarantine restrictions put in place to prevent a rise in infections, in a similar move to the measures put in place for arrivals from Spain.
Fred’s wife Monique Salum uploaded a touching snap from The Land of Legends hotel in Belek
Matic’s partner, Aleksandra Pavic, had shared photos of the family on board a private jet
Defender Victor Lindelof has headed to France to enjoy the short break with his own family
Loanee ace Odion Ighalo was snapped enjoying his well-earned downtime aboard a yacht
Ighalo, meanwhile, was pictured beaming into a camera on board a yacht.
United eased to a 5-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Austria and are certainties to progress to the next round after the return fixture is hosted at Old Trafford.
However, concerns were sparked due to the hectic schedule of the rescheduled fixtures for the tournament. The quarter-final, which has been reduced to a single-leg clash, will be held on August 10.
This date means that any players forced to quarantine as a result of their travels will miss out on that game too.
United will host LASK in the second leg of their last 16 clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday
The club have insisted that none of their players have gone to countries on the UK’s red list
The players who did jet out are set to report back at the end of the week, although the full list of those who have headed elsewhere is currently unclear.
United insisted that no players have gone to countries on the UK’s red list and all stars ran their plans by the club prior to leaving. The Old Trafford outfit have also explained that the situation overseas will be carefully monitored.
The rest of the Europa League will be staged in Germany, with United’s quarter-final taking place in Cologne.
The German health agency revealed its concern with the state of the pandemic in the country on Tuesday due to a notable rise in new cases there.