Man United backroom staff member in hospital

Manchester United have confirmed a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backroom has been taken to hospital during the preseason tour of Australia.

A member of the travelling party was taken to Royal Perth Hospital on Thursday night on the advice of United's club doctor, Steve McNally.

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A statement issued by the club on Friday 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."

Royal Perth Hospital declined to comment when contacted by ESPN FC.

United held an open training session at the WACA cricket ground on Thursday evening and are due to play Perth Glory on their first preseason game on Saturday.