Leeds United's rivals Manchester United and Liverpool see fixture postponed as Premier League condemns actions of fans

THE Premier League say the actions of Manchester United fans protesting at the club's Glazer family ownership had "no justification", leading to the postponement of Sunday's clash against Liverpool.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 6:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 6:30 pm

A large number of fans gathered at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon to demand a change in ownership and hundreds of supporters then got into the stadium and on to the pitch.

After clashes with police outside the ground, the fixture that was set to be a 4.30pm kick-off was eventually announced as being postponed.

A statement released by the Premier League on Sunday evening read: "Following the security breach at Old Trafford, the Manchester United vs. Liverpool game has been postponed.

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UGLY SCENES: At Old Trafford as fans protest against Manchester United's Glazer family ownership and clash with police. Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images.

"This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.

"The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains of paramount importance.

"We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches.

"Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification.

"We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.

"The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course."

Manchester United were among six Premier League clubs along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur that announced last month that they were joining a spin off European Super League.

The ESL collapsed within 48 hours due to almost universal condemnation but the intention to even join sparked outrage amongst fans.

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