Manchester United prepares for ‘doomsday’ with Old Trafford empty for SIX MONTHS once football finally reboots with fans likely to return in 2021
- Manchester United leaders are preparing for the long-awaited return of football
- Yet United, like other clubs, is considering a possible ‘doomsday scenario’
- Clubs are realistic about when fans can actually return
- There is a growing feeling that competitions can be behind closed doors until 2021
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Manchester United is preparing for all possibilities as soon as football can finally return amid the coronavirus pandemic, realizing that fans may not be around until 2021.
The club is now considering a ‘doom scenario’ in which supporters have been away from Old Trafford for at least six months after football has been given the green light, such as the Mirror.
It would mean the famous stadium wouldn’t see spectators at a football match until 2021, requiring players to adjust to the spooky situation.
Manchester United chiefs are preparing for the prospect of playing without fans until 2021
Many leading clubs believe that mass rallies and a return to stadium capacity with up to 75,000 fans may not take place until next year at the earliest, when a vaccine for the virus is widely available.
It reported that United’s financial planners are now developing various strategies to copy with a prolonged absence of crowds from Premier League games to keep the club in a healthy position.
United has planned a ‘doomsday’ scenario with six months of closed-door action
While the country is looking for the best options to try to return to normal once the pandemic is brought under control, large-scale football gatherings are believed to be one of the last items the government will bring to light.
A United source told it Mirror: ‘The prospect of seeing full stadiums in the Premier League field will not happen soon and clubs are aware of that.
“It would be reckless if clubs didn’t have a budget for that. The realism is that the prospect of crowds returning to football is far away. ‘
United is one of the most financially powerful clubs in the world and is in a much healthier position than many of their Premier League rivals.
United are now budgeting differently, with a huge move for Jadon Sancho now believed to be eliminated
Nonetheless, the Red Devils have also felt the effects of the coronavirus, which was highlighted by CEO Ed Woodward who publicly announced that the club’s summer intentions have changed.
Despite United initially planning a major renovation with a string of star names on their transfer wish list, Woodward brought the bad news to supporters that lavish spending was not on the agenda.
Woodward believes that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on football means that the next transfer window will not be ‘business as usual’ in terms of blockbuster deals, with United now thinking it is against pursuing big deals for Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane, among others. is.