Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is the latest footballer to test positive for the COVID-19. The former Everton footballer, who had returned from Dubai, was screened upon his entry in China in Jinan on March 20, where he was tested positive and subsequently kept in quarantine. Also Read - European Super League: All Six Premier League Clubs Withdraw From Breakaway League
“I have been tested for coronavirus and my test result is positive,” Fellaini said via Instagram. “Currently, I am back in China and being treated in the hospital. I can assure you that everything is fine for me now. Thanks to the fans, medical staff and the club for their care and attention. I will follow the treatment and hope to return to the game as soon as possible. Please everyone stay safe” Also Read - Barcelona, Real Madrid Among Europe's 12 Biggest Football Clubs Form Breakaway Super League. All You Need To Know
Fellaini, 32, plays for Chinese Super League team Shandong Luneng. In a statement, Shandong stated that Fellaini has not symptom or fever and that the Belgium international is feeling fine. Also Read - Super League: Rio Ferdinand Embarrassed as Manchester United is a Part of it, Calls it 'War on Football'
“Marouane Fellaini is under observation and having treatment at a designated medical facility. The club will do its best… to help in the treatment and recovery of the player,” the statement read.
After spending nearly six seasons with United, Fellaini agreed to a contract with the Chinese club Shandong and was officially transferred on 1 February 2019, thus concluding his five-and-a-half year spell with The Red Devils, where he scored 22 goals from 119 appearances. Prior to his stint at Old Trafford, Fellaini spent six seasons with Everton before leaving the club in 2013-14. At During his stay at Goodison Park, Fellaini scored 33 times from 141 games.
Felliani’s is the third reported case of the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours with Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala and his girlfriend, along with AC Milan’s Paolo Maldini were struck down by the same. Former Real Madid President Lorenzo Sanz became the first fatality of the disease on Sunday. He was treated one entire week in the Intensive Care Unit but could not survive the strain of the Coronavirus as at 76, he was embedded under the high-risk category.