Manchester United Investigated After People Allegedly Became Ill From Consuming Raw Chicken

Manchester United Investigated After People Allegedly Became Ill From Consuming Raw Chicken

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester United are on the spot over their food hygiene credentials
  • Guests who visited Old Trafford allegedly became sick after eating raw chicken
  • It is yet to be established if the symptoms were as a result of Old Trafford's food

Manchester United are facing another problem, only that this time it is off the pitch and rather bizarre in nature.

The club is under investigation after reports emerged that people allegedly fell sick after consuming raw chicken at Old Trafford.

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The Athletic reports that the Trafford Council has opened an investigation into the incident, with the club declining to comment on it until its investigations are over.

The event is said to have been hosted at Old Trafford, but its precise nature is not yet known at the moment.

The report further states that symptoms of the affected include diarrhoea, fever, nausea and salmonella, an infection associated with raw chicken. The council will try to correlate the guests' symptoms and whether they got them from the food at Old Trafford.

United's FSA ratings

The Food Standards Agency(FSA) currently has United with a rating of 5 - the highest any food-serving facility can get. The Red Devils will be keen to ensure that the rating doesn't drop, given that the Theatre of Dreams offers a wide range of hospitality services that boost the club's revenue.

On the pitch, United hopes to continue their excellent form in the Premier League when they play an under-strength Newcastle United away on December 2. Erik ten Hag will be hoping to put aside the midweek Champions League disappointment against Galatasaray.

A win at St.James Park would see them leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur into fifth place. Spurs face defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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