YOUNG BOYS have been given special permission to travel and play Manchester United without quarantining.

The Champions League clash faced being moved from Old Trafford because of the Omicron strain.

Restrictions have been placed on arrivals into Switzerland from Britain as a result of the new variant, which means Young Boys feared needing to quarantine when re-entering the country.

But now the Swiss side have confirmed they been given an exemption which will allow them to play in Manchester without quarantining afterwards. 

They posted on Twitter: “YB has received a special permit from the Canton of Bern for the away games in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Youth League. 

“This means that players and staff do not have to be in ten-day quarantine after their return journey.”

United were stunned 2-1 in their away trip in September, with Theoson Siebatcheu, 25, scoring a late winner. 

But they now sit top of the table, with qualification guaranteed, while Young Boys are bottom.

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