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Manchester United fans were forced to spend the night in Poland after being denied boarding to a flight home because of a Covid testing mixup.

Around 25 fans arrived at Warsaw’s Modlin airport on Thursday to fly home after their team’s penalty shoot out defeat against Villarreal in the Europa League final.

Builder Michael Cooney, 38, was among the supporters forced to spend another night in Poland because of the mixup, which is believed to have occurred when the Polish authorities ruled the fans should have quarantined upon arrival in the country.

But Uefa rules stated that anyone with a match ticket would not need to quarantine.

Michael, of Salford, Gtr Manchester, said: “It’s been a bit of a joke. We have all followed the rules and regulations to the letter and had all the necessary tests.

“We turned up at the airport in plenty of time. United got beat, but we’ve had a good couple of days and just wanted to get home.

“Some of my mates who have done the exact same tests are me were allowed home and I was one of the ones who was denied boarding.


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