Man Utd send home sick assistant coach

Manchester United assistant coach Mark Dempsey has been discharged from a Perth hospital after being rushed there ill.

Manchester United assistant coach Mark Dempsey has been told to return home early following his medical scare in Perth.

Dempsey was rushed to hospital on Friday after falling ill in the team hotel.

An ambulance arrived at the team's hotel - Crown Towers - before taking Dempsey to Royal Perth Hospital.

Dempsey has since been discharged, but the exact nature of the medical emergency remains a mystery.

United will take on Leeds United in Perth on Wednesday night, before their pre-season tour makes stops in China, Singapore, and Wales.

But Dempsey won't be part of it following his medical scare.

"Mark's been assessed and he's been discharged," United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

"I've been to see him today (Saturday). And together we've agreed that it's best that with the tour coming up that he'll return home now and rest and we'll see him when we come back."

Dempsey played for Manchester United, Sheffield United, Rotherham United, and Macclesfield Town before switching his attention to coaching.

The 55-year-old is a valued member of Solskjaer's coaching panel at United.

Manchester United arrived in Perth on Monday to huge fanfare.

Close to 10,000 fans turned out for the club's open training session at the WACA Ground on Thursday evening.

The future surrounding Paul Pogba was dominating headlines before Friday's medical drama with Dempsey.


AAP