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Three Man United players could be affected by Brexit


Had enough of hearing about Brexit yet?

Unfortunately, the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the EU is set to rumble on for some time.

It’s even affecting the Premier League, God forbid.

Prime Minister Theresa May began the process of leaving earlier this week, and it’s led to football clubs fearing for the futures of their European players.

According to the Sun, Premier League officials have spoken to the government to push for special exemption for footballers, as they fall into the bracket of high-paid or high-skilled workers.

Work permit rules stipulate that players have to have played a certain number of international games, depending on their country’s ranking.


While it’s undoubtedly bad news for clubs with countless foreign players like Chelsea, there are three Manchester United players who would fall short under the current situation.

Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, and Adnan Januzaj – the latter being on loan at Sunderland – could all be affected, as could Swansea’s Fernando Llorente, Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta, Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho, and Southampton’s Oriol Romeu.

In reality, it seems unlikely that no-one would intervene to grant them visas, but it’s still going to cause a lot of anxiety until it’s sorted out.

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