Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool will be played on May 13 after the game was postponed

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The clash between Manchester United and Liverpool will be played on May 13 – this Thursday night – after the game was postponed as home fans protested at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now having to play two games in just three days.

  • Manchester United’s match against Liverpool has been postponed to 13 May
  • The game was to be played last Sunday, but was called off after protests from fans
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will now have to play two games in three days

Manchester United’s Premier League game at home against Liverpool now takes place on May 13.

The game was scheduled to be played last Sunday, but was postponed as United fans both inside and outside Old Trafford protested the Glazer family’s ownership of the club.

The clash between the two rivals will be played next Thursday with a kick-off at 8:15 pm and will be seen live on Sky Sports.

Manchester United’s match against Liverpool has now been rescheduled for Thursday, May 13

The game was scheduled to be played last Sunday, but was postponed as United fans both inside and outside Old Trafford protested the Glazer family's ownership of the club.

The game was scheduled to be played last Sunday, but was postponed as United fans both inside and outside Old Trafford protested the Glazer family’s ownership of the club.

Thousands of United supporters on Sunday expressed their anger over the club's ownership

Thousands of United supporters on Sunday expressed their anger over the club’s ownership

United will play at home against Leicester at 6 p.m. on May 11, meaning that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now has to play two league games in three days.

United posted on their website: ‘Each of our three remaining Old Trafford dates, against Leicester City, Liverpool and Fulham, have been rescheduled, with the first two affected by Sunday’s postponement.

United v Liverpool will now be played on Thursday, May 13 at 8:15 pm BST and, as originally intended, the match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team will now have to play two Premier League games within three days

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will now have to play two Premier League games within three days

The schedule for that game means that Leicester’s visit – already rescheduled due to the Foxes’ involvement in the Emirates FA Cup final – has been postponed for 24 hours until Tuesday, May 11.

In total, United will now have to play four games in just over a week, with their Europa League game on Thursday out to Roma, followed by Sunday’s Premier League game to Aston Villa.

There were suggestions that Liverpool’s match against West Bromwich Albion could also be rescheduled, but that match will still be played on May 16.

Thousands of United supporters on Sunday expressed anger at the club’s property, with a number of fans breaking into the stadium and onto the field.

Hundreds of fans breached security on Sunday and entered Old Trafford to run onto the field

Hundreds of fans breached security on Sunday and entered Old Trafford to run onto the field

Torches were lit and bottles thrown, with both sets of players kept in their hotels before the match was eventually called off.

United are currently ranked second in the league, while Liverpool are seventh.

The updated Premier League match schedule also confirmed that United’s match against Fulham will be one of the first to receive fans when the coronavirus restrictions are lifted on May 17.

Solskjaer’s squad will host the Cottagers the next day at 6pm, when Southampton starts at home in Leeds.

Up to 10,000 fans will be admitted to matches in Round 37 on May 18-19 and Round 38 on May 23, provided the government proceeds with the planned relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions.

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