Man Utd staff member ‘stable’ in hospital after ‘suspected overdose’

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A MALE in his 50s has been rushed to hospital after reports of an overdose at Manchester United’s team hotel in Perth, Australia.

The Red Devils confirmed this morning that a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom team was receiving medical attention after being taken ill overnight.

The male was rushed by ambulance to the Royal Perth Hospital
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Australia’s 9News says he was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital from Crown Towers, with reports stating the male is in a “stable condition”.

The man is not a United player, but is understood to be a member of the Premier League side’s coaching team.

Royal Perth Hospital is yet to confirm the man’s condition.

It remains unclear whether the man’s suspected overdose is as a result of an illicit substance, prescription medication or a medical condition.

A club statement released earlier said: “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.”

United face Perth Glory tomorrow in their first game of the tour before battling old foes Leeds in the same city on Wednesday.

Solskjaer and his squad then travel to Singapore where they will take on Inter Milan in eight days.


The Norwegian and his staff put the players through their paces yesterday in front of Aussie supporters in an open training session at the WACA Ground.

But just moments before they took to the pitch, a plane hired by cheeky Liverpool supporters was spotted above in the sky.

It flew past carrying a large banner, which read: “LIVERPOOL FC – 6x European Champions!”

But the aircraft will be the least of Solskjaer’s worries ahead of the test against Perth Glory after today’s scare.

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