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Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE! Latest news with fixture date confrmed after Old Trafford fan protests

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Manchester United and Liverpool will play their rearranged Premier League fixture on Thursday, May 13 after remarkable scenes at Old Trafford last Sunday which saw one of the biggest games in English football postponed.

United fans gathered outside the stadium to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club, with long-standing dissatisfaction having been brought to the fore following their key role in the proposals to form a breakaway European Super League.

We had seen similar protests at the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks, but at Old Trafford around 100 fans managed to breach the stadium perimeter and get inside the ground, onto the pitch.

There were increasingly hostile scenes outside the ground as an initially peaceful protest featuring thousands of disgruntled United supporters led to two police officers being injured.

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Hundreds of protesting United fans also gathered outside The Lowry Hotel in Salford, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were staying in advance of their clash with Liverpool.

After no shortage of uncertainty, the Premier League, Trafford Council and both clubs eventually agreed to postpone the fixture on safety grounds.

It is the first time that fan protests have caused a Premier League match to be postponed, and the rearranged fixture date means United now face three League games in the space of five days.

Follow all the latest news and reaction with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below...

New fixture date confirmedTIMELINE: What happened and whenOne arrest madePremier League statementMan Utd statementFans storm Old Trafford pitchLive updates1620238669Fixture headache for Man Utd

So, the rearrangement means United will play three Premier League matches in just five days.

United's new fixture date for the Liverpool game is May 13, which follows hot on the heels of the May 9 trip to Aston Villa and home match against third-placed Leicester on May 11.

It's a good job they have a top-four finish pretty much wrapped up already...

1620238549New fixture date confirmed

It’s official: Manchester United vs Liverpool will now be played on Thursday, May 13 at 8:15pm BST.

1620146299‘Super League fury will bring fans together’

The response of fans has been widely cited as one of the key factors in the swift collapse of the Super League, and Rio Ferdinand believes there is now a realisation among fans of the power of working together.

"What you will see continuously is more and more football fans coming together on something like this," he said.

"I don't think it's going to be tribal and that certain people are going to point the finger at Man United. People see that this was almost a criminal act on football fans."

1620146240Rio Ferdinand expects further protests

United legend Rio Ferdinand is expecting further fan protests and believes the tribal divisions between supporters are being set aside in a common cause - to force club owners to listen.

Ferdinand did not condone the violence which left police officers injured, but says he understood where the discontent has come from, and why it is likely such protests will be repeated.

"I'm with the fans," he told Vibe with Five.

"We don't want violence and I'm not condoning violence or any type of lawbreaking at all, but these fans have been shunted aside (and told) 'you're not a thought, you're not a consideration'.

"(The protest) is the response you get when things like that happen, when you try and take over a club, and take it away from the fans and think the fans don't mean a thing."

1620140297Expect Glazers to be ‘stubborn’ - analyst

Manchester United fans should expect a stubborn response from the club’s American owners to their recent protests, an analyst has warned.

Dr Dan Plumley of the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University believes American owners have a history of being thick-skinned, and have been prepared to upset entire states in the past.

“One thing we know from history with American involvement in football clubs - and we’ve seen it at Arsenal - they do stand their ground, they are pretty stubborn,” he told the PA news agency.

“That is rooted in the way their sports are run. (Arsenal owner) Stan Kroenke picked up the Rams (NFL team) and moved them (from St Louis to Los Angeles) and nobody can tell you you can’t.

“You upset a full state by moving it, but if you’re prepared to do that then you can do it - you’re the owner. That’s just not the English model and that’s been the cause of the friction over the last few weeks.”

1620140237When will Man Utd vs Liverpool be replayed?

So, with Sunday’s postponed fixture not being moved to either Monday or today, the calendar squeezes that little bit tighter.

With United in Europa League action on Thursday and both teams in action this weekend, that rules out the rest of this week.

Friday, May 14 stands out as one date with a days’ rest either side for both clubs, with Friday May 21 another.

Aside from those dates, things become tricky unless other games are rearranged - and that would create a headache in itself.

1620124977It’s not only Manchester United where ownership is a hot issue...

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry appeared on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last night and offered an update on a proposed takeover bid led by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.

“He [Ek] already reached out and he already said himself that he collected the funds to make sure he can make a good bid,” said Henry.

“Now, they [the Kroenkes] need to listen and see what they can do – will they accept or not accept?

“But something that is very important, a lot of people have been screaming that they want the owner out. We are trying to offer a solution, involving the fans and putting the DNA back into the club.

“So let’s see where it is going to go because at one point there needs to be a discussion, but [Ek] reached out. I can’t talk about how much [the bid] will be, that’s going to be between Daniel and obviously the Kroenke family if they dare to entertain the bid.

“The takeover is going to be long and not easy if it does ever happen,” Henry added in an appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“One thing I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not move away, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell and there again with us. That’s going to take time, a very long time. We know what we want to do, but, first and foremost, we need to make sure that we can take over, if they are listening.”

1620117998United fans set Friday deadline for Glazer response

Manchester United fans have issued the Glazer family a Friday deadline to respond to demands to reform the club’s ownership structure, writes James Robson.

In a strongly-worded open letter, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) intimated there would be further reprisals following the angry protests witnessed at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The game between United and Liverpool had to be postponed after fans made their way into the ground and on the pitch and also clashed with police.

Fans have long-been opposed to their controversial US owners – but United’s involvement in the failed European Super League has prompted fresh outrage.

Now MUST have issued a four-point plan to reform the club and are demanding action from the Glazers.

They want shares to be made available to all, potentially leading to the Glazers’ shareholding being “reduced to a minority or indeed being bought out altogether.”

In addition, they want the immediate appointment of independent directors “whose sole purpose is to protect the interest of the club as a football club, not its shareholders.”

The Glazers have also been told to engage with and promote the government-initiated fan-led review of football – and to commit to full consultation with season ticket holders on “significant” changes to the club, including which competitions they compete in.

MUST issued an open letter to the Glazers ahead of last Sunday’s game, with the planned protests widely known.

In their latest letter, addressed to co-chairman Joel Glazer, they wrote: “We don’t want to spend our days off work protesting outside our football ground. But what happened was the culmination of sixteen years in which your family’s ownership of the club has driven us into debt and decline, and we have felt ever more sidelined and ignored.

“This is the only way to move this issue on. We strongly suggest you take it.”


Events this weekend played out against the backdrop of a social media blackout across English football. All Premier League clubs have released a joint statement this morning calling for the blackout to spark social media companies into action in fighting online abuse.

1620113077Liverpool fan group hopes to repair owner relationship

Supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly is hopeful its first meeting with Liverpool’s hierarchy will lead to the repairing of relationships fractured by the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League.

Members of the group will sit down with Reds chief executive Billy Hogan and other club representatives on Tuesday to discuss how to move forward after the growing disconnect between board and fan-base peaked with plans for a ‘big six’ breakaway.

“It is an encouraging first step as the club attempt to restore fans’ faith and need for positive change,” said an SOS statement, which expects talks to continue in the coming weeks.

Liverpool are the first of the rebel clubs to publicly agree to meet fans, brought about after SoS wrote to Hogan with the results of a survey in which members overwhelmingly (89 per cent) called for greater engagement and supporter-led representation at board level.

Responding to the group, Hogan wrote: “It is positive that SOS has opted to re-engage with the club as it will allow the necessary conversations to take place, for views to be aired and, hopefully, for workable solutions to be found in keeping with the best interests of the club.”

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