Saturday’s game is the latest to be called off after Wednesday's fixture between Burnley and Watford was postponed hours before kick-off and Thursday’s meeting between Leicester City and Tottenham suffered the same fate.
Fears are naturally growing over the prospect of another Covid-enforced shutdown.
“Manchester United continue to have an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within their squad, which has left them unable to field a team for the match at Old Trafford.
The Premier League, meanwhile, released their own statement and confirmed their desire to see the fixture schedule continue.
“While recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the League’s intention to continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible. The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority.”
Additional reporting from Reuters