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We trust the authorities, say Irish duo

15 May 2020

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John Egan says the United players 'trust' those involved with ensuring the Premier League season is played to a conclusion in the coming weeks, with international colleague Enda Stevens echoing those sentiments.

Speaking earlier this week, Egan commented: "I trust the doctors, I trust the Premier League and our Club. I trust that they're doing everything as safe as possible. So far, we've been going in to training in small groups, things are scattered, the social distancing measures are in place.

"It seems like they want to do it really safely, you look at some supermarkets and they're trying their best, but sometimes it's too hard.

"When I've been at the training ground, it's been really safe and we're paying a lot of attention to it and getting the best advice on how to do that.

"Every team wants to play at their home ground, and it would be brilliant to play at Bramall Lane, although it'll be a lot different without our fans.

"But it's a new way of life now for the near future, we don't know how long it is going to last and things have to get back up and running in all walks of life. I'm sure football and the Premier League are working hard to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible."

Meanwhile, Stevens is convinced the Blades and the relevant staff are doing and will continue to do everything necessary to follow social distancing protocols.

He added: "I wouldn't say any of the boys have reservations. You want to be around each other, but they've been really strict from minute one. You get out your cars and they show you where to go into prehab, everything is scattered.

"You literally don't get the chance to be too close to anyone. Each section is laid out and there's always someone there guiding you and watching over you.

"You want to be in that dressing room with all the lads and have the banter before you go down for breakfast. But we understand that isn't going to happen for a long time and that's that. If it gets us on a football pitch, we don't mind at all."


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