- United’s clash with Liverpool postponed following protests inside and around Old Trafford
- United fans broke into the stadium protesting the Glazer family’s ownership
Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool has been postponed following protests at Old Trafford.
Hundreds of Manchester United fans were able to storm Old Trafford and get onto the pitch ahead of their Premier League match with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon
The fans are protesting United’s American owners, the Glazer family, in the wake of the doomed European Super League project
A huge crowd assembled outside Old Trafford hours before the match and smoke flares were set off. Then several dozen protesters breached security cordons to get inside the stadium and onto the pitch.
Officials at Old Trafford convened an emergency meeting to determine whether any Covid-19 protocols had been breached following the stadium invasion. Fans were not due to be in attendance at the game.
There were clashes as fans tried to break police lines outside, with officers drawing batons to keep the crowds back and bottles and other projectiles thrown. A line of riot police, backed by horses, pushed the crowds back from the area where the players will enter the stadium.
The invasion of the stadium and the protests led the Premier League to postpone the clash between the two bitter rivals.
A win for Liverpool would see Manchester City crowned champions.