“It is our position that public safety should be the most important factor in such a decision, as the ability to create a safe environment for participants, staff and officials is a particular priority.

“It was clearly not possible for this to be guaranteed today due to a situation that was escalating rapidly.

“We will continue to have a dialogue with Manchester United, the Premier League and the local authorities to find a suitable date to restructure.

“As soon as we have this information, we will update our followers accordingly.”

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