Manchester United official rushed to Perth hospital after suspected overdose


A man has been rushed to hospital in Perth, after reports of an overdose at the Manchester United team hotel.

9 News sources say he was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital from Crown Towers this afternoon.

Manchester United training in Perth on Thursday.

Manchester United training in Perth on Thursday. Credit:AAP

The man is not a player, but is understood to be a member of the Premier League's coaching team.

"A member of our backroom staff was taken ill overnight and has been sent to hospital by our club doctor for further treatment," a Manchester United spokesperson said.

"We request that medical confidentiality is respected."

9 News understands there were reports of an overdose at Crown Towers on Friday, but it's not clear if the medical emergency was a result of illicit substances, prescription medication or a medical condition.

It's believed the man was in a stable condition in hospital on Friday night.

The incident comes on day five of the premier league club's 10 day tour in WA.

The team is set to play Perth Glory in a friendly match tomorrow, ahead of a contest against Leed United next Wednesday.

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