Boris Johnson comments on Man Utd fan protest at Old Trafford
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Manchester United and Liverpool still do not know when their Premier League clash is set to go ahead with a date for the rearranged fixture yet to be agreed upon.
The original fixture that was set to be played on Sunday at Old Trafford, was postponed due to fan protests.
A large number of Red Devils’ fans gathered at the stadium and the team hotel ahead of the game, even managing to make their way onto the pitch in protest at the Glazer family’s current ownership of the club.
The postponement has caused a considerable amount of problems for both clubs and indeed the Premier League simply because there is not a clear date for the game to be played between now and the end of the domestic season on Sunday, May 23.
It is not possible for it to take place this week as the Red Devils are required to travel to Italy for their UEFA Europa League semi-final second-leg against AS Roma.
Meanwhile, this weekend is simply not possible with Jurgen Klopp’s men set to entertain Southampton at Anfield whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his troops to Aston Villa.
That is followed by yet more midweek football for United who host Leicester City at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday, May 12, just two weeks before the conclusion of the season.
The game might have been possible the following weekend but due to Liverpool’s clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns, that is simply not achievable.
This is followed by yet more midweek Premier League action with both sides set to play on Wednesday, May 19. The Red Devils will take on Fulham whilst the Merseysiders are scheduled to face Burnley at Turf Moor.
That then leaves just four days before the Premier League’s conclusion where the sides are intended to play at the same time as has become customary in the top-flight of English football.
There could be special permission given to play the match after the season’s end – an eventuality that the Red Devils have had to deal with before.
A clash against Bournemouth was postponed in 2016 due to a suspicious package found at Old Trafford – a game that was eventually played two days later.
However, this may not be able to occur this time around with the Red Devils highly likely to be part of the UEFA Europa League final in Gdansk on May 26.
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