Manchester United’s game against Liverpool, which was set to be played today at Old Trafford has been postponed following protests from the fans against the Glazer family as reported by Sky Sports.
Hundreds of supporters managed to get inside the stadium and even on to pitch, and the protests continued there.
This happened ahead of the game, which was first delayed and then completely called off as it became clear that it could not be played today.
Manchester United released the following statement on the club’s official website:
"Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations."
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Manchester United vs Liverpool postponed
You have to feel that the earlier announcement of the European Super League has had a huge part to play in this regard. The Red Devils were expected to be one of the founding members of that competition.
It was planned to be a 20-team competition with 15 of the spots guaranteed for the founding members. But the idea caused a lot of controversy, and was not supported by the fans either, even of those clubs who were set to participate in it.
As a result, ultimately all six English clubs decided to withdraw from the competition and now the entire thing has been suspended.
And while certain clubs are yet to withdraw from the project, it does not look likely that it will go through without the support of the Premier League sides.
But that has not stopped the supporters of these clubs from protesting against the owners, who were initially looking to take part in the European Super League. But even then, nobody could have foreseen Manchester United fans getting on to the Old Trafford pitch and ultimately causing the match to be postponed.
Now, it remains to be seen what action is taken regarding the matter, both from the Premier League and the respective clubs.