MANCHESTER UNITED’S flight to Perth was delayed after a military jet landed on the runway and BLOCKED their plane.
The Mail claims a serious medical emergency had occurred on the military aircraft just moments before United’s Boeing 747 was due to take off.
The military plane landed at the private Melbourne airfield to provide a critically ill man onboard with urgent treatment.
And in doing so, United’s jet was left stranded on the tarmac for 45 minutes.
The Red Devils were then able to take off as planned ahead of Saturday’s clash against Aston Villa.
United’s plane was commissioned from US company Atlas after the club ended their partnership with Aeroflot.
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And moments before the airfield drama, club ambassador Bryan Robson had praised the efficiency of United’s trip Down Under.
He said: “I love it. We haven’t had to go through customs or anything.
“Just dropped off by the bus and get straight on the plane – can’t get better.
“When you get service like this… I know inland flights in Australia are really good anyway, but when you’ve got a private plane like this there’s nothing better than getting off the coach and straight onto the plane.”
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United arrived in Perth on Thursday and later trained in front of fans are the WACA cricket stadium.
Erik ten Hag will be hoping to continue his fine run Australia, with United beating Melbourne Victory 4-1 before a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, United stunned rivals Liverpool by beating them 4-0 in Thailand.
After Saturday’s game against Villa, United end their pre-season with matches against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano before their league opener vs Brighton.
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