A member of Manchester United’s backroom team in his 50s is ‘in a stable condition’ having been rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose at the club’s hotel in Perth.
United, who are currently on a pre-season tour of Australia, confirmed that a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff is receiving medical treatment in hospital via a statement.
Australian news channel 9 News have reported that a male in his 50s was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital from the Crown Towers hotel, where the United squad are based.
The staff member was seen arriving at the hospital under heavy security around 3pm local time on Friday, with their face hidden behind a sheet as they were wheeled in, as seen in the footage by 7 News.
Further reports in Australia have emerged claiming that the male is now stable, although Royal Perth Hospital are yet to officially confirm his condition.
There is no suggestion that the man’s suspected overdose is as a result of an illicit substance.
Solskjaer’s side arrived in Perth for the start of their pre-season tour on Monday and hosted an open training session at the WACA on Thursday night.
A club spokesman confirmed later that evening that a member of United’s backroom team, who is currently unknown, was admitted to hospital after falling ill.
The 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.
‘We request that medical confidentiality is respected.’
United will take on local side Perth Glory at the Optus Stadium in a friendly on Saturday and then face Leeds, before the tour continues on to Singapore and China.