May 18, 2021

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Man United vs. Liverpool likely to be delayed after mass protest at Old Trafford – Liverpool FC

Liverpool’s clash against Man United this afternoon will likely be delayed after fans invaded Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer ‘ownership of United.

The Reds are expected to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sides at 4:30 p.m. PST at Old Trafford, but a protest ensured that neither team has yet been able to leave their hotel.

United supporters had staged a rally to protest club ownership ahead of the Premier League game but made their way inside the ground and onto the pitch.

The new anger directed at the club’s hierarchy had been sparked by United’s involvement in the Super League, but has still been present, with demands for a change of ownership steadily increasing.

In their numbers, United fans made their way into the stands and onto the pitch with flairs and banners and certainly made their feelings known with the Glazers’ ‘apologies’ not accepted.

In doing so, it challenges COVID-19 security protocols before kickoff, but the Independent state that “the Premier League has declared that no breaches of coronavirus protocols have been made because fans did not enter the locker rooms at Old Trafford.”

The pitch and surrounding area are considered a ‘red zone’ with strictly limited access to protect anyone who attends a matchday, but the Premier League insists it must go as planned.

But the first hurdle to overcome is getting the teams to the ground as roads and accesses have been blocked, and Sky Sports are also reporting that the referee was unable to enter the ground.