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Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United prepare for first Europa League tie behind closed doors - in pictures

United's game against LASK one of five last-16 matches set to be played in front of no fans as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc with football on the continent

Manchester United managerOle Gunnar Solskjaer prepared his squad ahead of their away leg of their last-16 tie against LASK Linz in Austria with the news that the match will be played in front of no fans.

First-team players including Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and David de Gea all took part in the training session at United's Aon Training Complex on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's match.

United's game is one of five matches in the Europa League set to be played behind closed doors on Thursday as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc with football on the continent.

United confirmed on Tuesday that the decision had been made "following guidance from the Austrian government".

The news will be a disappointment to supporters of the Austrian club hoping to see their team spring a surprise against Solskjaer's in-form side.

You can see a selection of pictures of the United players training in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next position in the next slide click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: March 11, 2020 07:31 PM

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