FORMER Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus.
Fellaini’s Chinese club Shandong Luneng announced the news yesterday. The Belgian is reportedly in isolation in a hospital which specialises in infectious diseases.
Fellaini, who spent 11 seasons in England with United and Everton, recently returned to the country after a spell in Dubai following the outbreak of Covid-19.
‘The official test confirmed Fellaini has tested positive for the coronavirus during the quarantine observation period,’ the club said.
‘During this period, the player’s body temperature has been normal and there are no other discomforts. He has received further observation and treatment at a designated medical institution.’
Fellaini used a post on Twitter to express gratitude for the treatment he is receiving. ‘Dear friends, I have been tested for coronavirus and my test result is positive,’ Fellaini wrote.
‘Thanks to the fans, medical staff and the club for their care and attention. I will follow the treatment and hope to return to the game as soon as possible. Please everyone stay safe.’
■ LEAGUE Two club Leyton Orient have said an unnamed first-team player has tested positive for coronavirus. ‘It is obviously a huge concern of everyone’s that a case like this has been reported, and of course it is a worry that it has impacted one of our players and our club directly,’ said manager Ross Embleton. ‘The positive for us is that the symptoms have not got any worse and the player in question is improving every day.’ The club said the first-team squad will now enter a further seven days of self-isolation, following on from the previous seven days isolation — in line with government advice.