Manchester United fans at the final game of the season against Bournemouth were evacuated at Old Trafford with the tannoy announcing an “operation code red”.
The match was initially delayed by 45 minutes before the match was later abandoned just after 3pm in extraordinary circumstances.
Manchester United fans and stewards were rather bemused by the evacuation, with some fans live tweeting the scenes from inside and outside Old Trafford.
It was then confirmed a suspicious package was to be dealt with by police in the North West corner at Old Trafford.
Two stands were evacuated whilst fans in the South and East stands were urged to remain in their seats, before they were all eventually told to go home.
See some tweets on the abandoned Manchester United match below.
Stewards outside announce game is abandoned #mufc
— Andrew Kilduff (@TuftyMUFC) May 15, 2016
— Darryl Sparey (@DarrylSparey) May 15, 2016
Evacuation of Stretford End and north stand because of a suspect package in NW quadrant at OT
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) May 15, 2016
At Old Trafford Alex Ferguson Stand & Stretford End now both completely empty after a “security incident”. Words “code red” used on tannoy
— Daniel Sandford (@BBCDanielS) May 15, 2016
Sections of Old Trafford being evacuated. A ‘Code Red’ warning has just been announced over the stadium PA #MUFC
— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) May 15, 2016
Man United saying suspect package found in North West Corner of Old Trafford. Police on way.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) May 15, 2016
Very unusual to have a match at this level abandoned – due to a suspect package found at Old Trafford. Really feel 4 all the travelling fans
— Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) May 15, 2016
The race for 4th
Manchester United still have hopes of securing Champions League football for next season, albeit needing a Manchester City defeat at Swansea to stand any chance.
Whilst Manchester United fans left the stadium, news began filtering of an early Manchester City goal away at Swansea.
The date of the re-scheduled match between Manchester United and Bournemouth will no doubt be announced soon.