May 16, 2021

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Manchester United release statement when Liverpool clash interrupted



The biggest game in the Premier League calendar has been canceled after protests from Manchester United fans at Old Trafford.

Liverpool were to go up against the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon, but the home team’s fans were given access to the stadium before kick-off.

Both teams stayed at their hotels, waiting to hear if the game would continue.

Just over an hour after the match began, Manchester United released a statement confirming the postponement of the match.

“Following discussions between the police, the Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations surrounding the protest today,” the statement read, according to Sky Sports.

Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the match.

Some Manchester United fans were given access to the pitch at Old Trafford before the kick-off

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“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United and we fully recognize the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest.

“However, we regret the disruption of the team and actions that put other fans, staff and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them with subsequent investigation. ”