Former Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus that is currently sweeping the entire world. The Belgian midfielder who now plays for the Chinese club, Shandong Luneng, has become the first player of Chinese top flight to fall victim to the virus. It was reported that the 32-year-old footballer entered into the city of Jinan on March 20, where he was tested positive for the virus.
With the news Marouane Fellaini becoming the first player to be infected in the Chinese Super League, it has caused the league to suspend all football games till further notice like their counterparts in Europe and America. Though the deadly virus emanated from China back in December 2019, however, China has recorded a decrease in the number of infected people in the last few months since the virus entered into the continent of Europe making Italy one of the most affected countries in the world.
Fellaini moved to China in 2019 when the Manchester United team was crumbling and it seems every player in the club had lost their motivation to play, Fellaini signed for the Chinese club, Shandong, and where he has enjoyed a fair share of Asian football for the first time in his entire career. He witnessed a successful end of the first season with the club after he scored about 13 goals in all competitions as Shandong finish fifth on the League table.
Meanwhile, it is worthy to know that Fellaini is not the only popular player that has contracted the virus in the last few days. The city of Italy has continued to suffer the goriest experiences of the outbreak as the virus hit Serie A league again. Juventus player Paulo Dybala has joined the legions of other infected players, managers and staff members in the world of football.
The Argentine player took to his social media platform on Saturday, March 21, and wrote: “Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive, Luckily we are in perfect condition. Thanks for your messages.”