Man United vs Liverpool
This weekendâs marquee Premier League is set to play out on Sunday evening.
Manchester United will play host to Liverpool, in a huge game for the latter.
United begin the weekendâs action sitting 2nd, with a 12-point advantage over 5thÂ â meaning their spot in next seasonâs Champions League is already all but secured.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have it all to play for, and cannot afford to drop any points across their final five league outings this term.
At present, the Reds sit 6thÂ in the English top-flight, four points adrift of 4th-placed Chelsea. Jurgen Kloppâs side failed to win either of their previous two Premier League games, though, with the form of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino becoming a real concern.
Man United vs Liverpool delayed
This evening’s clash, however, will not be going ahead as scheduled.
This comes after a large group of Man United fans, as part of a protest against their owners, somehow made their way onto the Old Trafford pitch, as the two squads remain in their team hotels:
Manchester United and Liverpool now have “no planned time for departure” from their hotels.
Read into that whatever you like.
â Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 2, 2021
BREAKING: Angry Manchester United fans are staging a protest against the club’s owners after getting inside their Old Trafford stadium.
â Sky News (@SkyNews) May 2, 2021
In turn, as confirmed a short time ago, kick-off will be delayed on Sunday, with a new time yet to be provided:
Kick-off will be delayed at Old Trafford as players currently barricaded in Lowry Hotel https://t.co/N7JczglKfb
â MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 2, 2021
Man United supporter smashes camera
The first group of fans to have made their way onto the Old Trafford pitch did eventually disperse.
However, a second set of supporters then came flooding in.
And, unfortunately, the protests have since taken something of a violent turn, with one man having been spotted inside Old Trafford smashing up a camera:
â United Update (@UnitedsUpdate) May 2, 2021
A flare was also thrown at police:
â SteveRobsonMEN (@SteveRobson04) May 2, 2021
The stadium is now said to be on lockdown, less than an hour prior to the gameâs original kick-off time of 4:30 PM UK time:
Old Trafford stadium’s in a security lockdown after Manchester United fans stormed the pitch in protest against the club’s ownership. The Reds are due to play Liverpool at 4.30pm. pic.twitter.com/NricBrPknP
â BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) May 2, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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