Manchester United fans protested against the Glazer circle of relatives at Old Trafford.© AFP
Manchester United should play three Premier League matches in five days after their postponed conflict with Liverpool was once rearranged for May 13. United were because of host bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday, but the game was once postponed after hundreds of fans broke into Old Trafford in protest at the club’s owners the Glazer circle of relatives. The protestors, angry at the Glazers’ involvement in the failed European Super League plan, damaged the Old Trafford pitch and set off flares, while police were peppered with missiles outdoor the stadium.
That match has now been rearranged for May 13, which follows hot on the heels of United’s May 9 travel to Aston Villa and home match against third-placed Leicester on May 11.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to be impressed by the scheduling as a challenging season comes to a frantic conclusion.
“Every of our three remaining Old Trafford dates, against Leicester City, Liverpool and Fulham, have been rearranged, with the first two affected by Sunday’s postponement,” United said on their website.
“United v Liverpool will now be played at 20:15 BST on Thursday 13 May.
“The scheduling of that fixture means the visit of Leicester – already rearranged because of the Foxes’ involvement in the Emirates FA Cup ultimate – has been put back 24 hours to Tuesday 11 May.”
Assuming Solskjaer’s men do not blow their 6-2 Europa League semi-final first leg virtue against Roma, they are going to be playing seven matches in 21 days.
Among those fixtures would be the return of fans to Old Trafford for the first time since March 2020.
The Premier League’s up to date fixture schedule confirmed that United’s home match against Fulham will be a few of the first to host supporters when coronavirus restrictions are lifted on May 17.
Solskjaer’s side will host Fulham at 1700 GMT on May 18.
Topics mentioned in this article