Gary Neville highlights big flaw in the Premier League restart plans

Gary Neville has cast further doubt on the Premier League's plan to resume the season in June.

The top-flight clubs met for four hours on Friday to continue thrashing out a map back to playing football.

They confirmed a target date of June 12 with matches to be played behind closed doors at neutral venues.

But Neville, who runs Salford City, believes the first diagnosis of coronavirus among players would bring a halt to the season again.

"Who is going to stand up of any prevalence and say it's safe for football players to play football?' he asked on Sky News.

"I'm waiting to for that individual to stand up and put their name on a statement that they're going to give football clubs cover for healthy and safety against their employees, the football players, going back to work.

"I've asked the question of my doctor; will you give me medical cover so that I can put my players back in training, and he said quite categorically said no.

"I'm not quite sure which doctor is going to give that medical cover, it's going to have to come from the government.

"I'm not sure which government minister is going to say it's safe for football players to go back out in the next few weeks."

The Premier League ground to a halt when Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta contracted the virus just days before his side were due to meet Manchester City in March.

And Neville added: "We saw what happened the last time the Premier League announced they were going to continue playing football pre-lockdown.

"As soon as Mikel Arteta announced he had the virus, it was shut down straight away.

"What's going to happen in a few weeks' time when a player gets coronavirus or, God forbid, goes into intensive care, it's just going to fall over again."

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