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Premier League releases statement as Man United vs Liverpool postponed after fans protest

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The clash between Man United and Liverpool has been postponed following a breach at Old Trafford during fan protests against the ownership of the Glazer family, with a rescheduled date yet to be announced.

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Thousands of supporters joined the protest outside Old Trafford ahead of kickoff on Sunday, but scenes escalated after a number made it onto the pitch.

This is as a result of the failed proposed failed Super League and the owners seeing their already paper-thin supporting fade completely, with fans calling for the sale of the club.

The Premier League statement on the postponement reads:

“Following the security breach at Old Trafford, the Manchester United vs. Liverpool game has been postponed.

” This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.

“The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains of paramount importance.

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“We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches.

“Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification.

“We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.

” The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”

A new date is yet to be announced, but it is likely to take place on Monday evening.

United have a midweek game in the Europa League semi-final second leg clash and the final four Premier League fixtures still to navigate, there are few, if any, other alternative times for the game to take place.

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