Manchester United will pay for the English club’s casual workers to protect their earnings amid concerns over the novel coronavirus.

“Manchester United will pay all its loyal matchday and non-matchday casual workers, should Premier League games be cancelled or played behind closed doors for the remainder of this season,” the club said on Thursday on its website.

“This goodwill gesture reflects the club’s desire to reduce the financial uncertainty facing its casual workforce, and is in recognition of the crucial role they play in delivering services to supporters,” Manchester United added.

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