Manchester United coach Mark Dempsey to fly home after falling ill on tour

Mark Dempsey (centre) with Mike Phelan and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Mark Dempsey (centre) with Mike Phelan and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United coach Mark Dempsey is to fly home after he fell ill and was admitted to hospital on the club's pre-season tour of Australia on Friday.

Dempsey, 55, will be discharged following treatment - and United said that, because of the "intensity" of the tour, "we have decided together it's best for him to return home".

The Red Devils are on a four-match, 18-day pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China.

They beat Perth Glory 2-0 on Saturday.

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

The trip finishes with a game against Premier League rivals Tottenham in Shanghai on 25 July.

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