The Red Devils will take into the area in Austria on Thursday in front of empty stands, with attempts being made to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Manchester United have become the latest club to see their program influenced by coronavirus, with the first leg of the Europa League last-16 experience with LASK set to happen behind closed doors.

The Red Devils are expected in Austria on Thursday as they continue their bid for continental glory.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will, however, have no travelling support to cheer them on as the stadium gates will be locked.

In a statement released by United, they said:”Following advice from the government, we’ve been advised by UEFA and LASK the Europa League match on Thursday is going to be played behind closed doors.

“LASK will cancel tickets which was issued to Manchester United. We’ll automatically issue refunds on behalf of LASK to our fans who have bought tickets.”

LASK, who have attained this stage of the Europa League for the first time, was expecting to relish an early outing against Premier League heavyweights.

Their loyal fan base will, nevertheless, also lose out on the opportunity to participate in an eagerly-anticipated battle.

Sporting government and authorities across Europe continue to do it meant to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The complete Serie A program in Italy has been closed down for the foreseeable future, while games throughout the planet are being performed in front of empty stands.

La Liga has declared that the following two rounds of fixtures in Spain must happen behind closed doors, while many high-profile Champions League matches are needing to take a similar approach.

Barcelona and Napoli will rattle around Camp Nou, while Bayern Munich and Chelsea will do likewise at the Allianz Arena.

On Wednesday no enthusiasts will be in attendance when Paris Saint-Germain play host to Borussia Dortmund, with the same true of Sevilla versus Roma and Olympiacos against Wolves at the Europa League on Thursday.

In addition, it has been shown that the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off in Slovakia will be void of air.

The Premier League, and English football as a whole, is yet to take any drastic actions.

It could, however, be that they begin to follow the lead of continental counterparts in the not too distant future.

United will be getting an early taste of what it feels like to perform in front of empty stands once they take into the field on Thursday.

Solskjaer’s staff are strong favourites to dispose of LASK over the span of two legs, with their sights being put on the ultimate trophy, but they will need to overcome unusual circumstances so as to earn their way to the quarter-finals and maintain a trophy bid on track.