Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke unable to travel to America

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was denied entry to the United States on Friday, Press Association Sport understands.

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was denied entry to the United States on Friday, Press Association Sport understands.

It is unclear whether Yorke was prevented from entering the USA due to an Iranian stamp on his passport or a visa issue.

The 45-year-old enjoyed widespread success in English football, playing for Aston Villa, United, Blackburn, Birmingham and Sunderland before retiring in 2009.

Yorke has enjoyed a varied career since then and, having this week worked for beIN Sports, was due to travel from Doha, Qatar to Trinidad and Tobago on personal business on Friday.

Sources told the Press Association the ex-striker was set to fly to Miami in transit to his homeland, only to be prevented from entering the US.

beIN Sports presenter Richard Keys posted on Twitter: “Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy”

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