Manchester United Member Of Staff Rushed To Hospital After 'Suspected Overdose' At Team Hotel

A member of Manchester United's back-room team was taken to hospital overnight after reports of a 'suspected overdose' at the team's hotel.

The club are currently in Australia for a two-game pre-season tour and staying at the five-star Crown Towers hotel in Perth.

Seven News Perth journalist Amelia Broun reported that "a man in his 50s is in a stable condition after a suspected overdose" - but there is no official statement from the club what happened.

A further report on Seven News Perth also said that "a man in his 50s associated with Manchester United football club has been rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose."

Man Utd confirmed to Australian outlet Nine News that a member of staff was taken ill and sent to hospital.

A club statement read: "A member of our backroom staff was taken ill overnight and has been sent to hospital by our club doctor for further treatment."

It is not clear whether the suspected overdose is due to illicit substance or prescription medication, and there is no suggestion of the former.

Nine News reported that the man in his 50s was rushed to the Royal Perth Hospital in an ambulance.

His condition or the cause of his illness have not been confirmed and the BBC report that Royal Perth Hospital have declined to comment.

Manchester United play Perth Glory on Saturday in the first of two friendlies Down Under.

The also take on Leeds on Wednesday before games in Asia against Inter Milan and Tottenham.

It's not been a smooth tour for the Red Devils so far with suggestions that Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba clashed earlier on the trip.

However, further footage showed that the pair were laughing and joking in the second after their apparent clash.

Man Utd also trained at the Waca in Perth this week with a banner being flown overhead that read "Liverpool 6x European Champions".

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible

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