Manchester United assistant coach Mark Dempsey will fly home after falling ill on ManUtd tour

Manchester United assistant coach Mark Dempsey is to fly home after he became sick and was admitted to medical clinic on the club's pre-season voyage through Australia on Friday.

Dempsey, 55, will be released following treatment - and United said that, as a result of the "power" of the visit, "we have chosen together it's best for him to return home".

The Red Devils are on a four-coordinate, 18-day pre-season voyage through Australia, Singapore and China.

They beat Perth Glory 2-0 on Saturday.

Joined next play Leeds United on 17 July, before traveling to Singapore for a game against Inter Milan on 20 July.

The trek completes with a game against Premier League rivals Tottenham in Shanghai on 25 July.


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