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Manchester United vs Liverpool date confirmed with Man Utd facing Premier League fixture pile-up

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anchester United and Liverpool will play on May 13 after Sunday’s Premier League clash was postponed due to protests at Old Trafford.

The rearranged fixture means United face the prospect of three Premier League matches in just five days.

Sunday’s clash between the bitter rivals was called off due to United fans’ anti-Glazer protest, which saw some supporters get into Old Trafford and onto the pitch while two police officers were also injured.

That match has now been rearranged for Thursday, 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.

United have the small matter of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg at Roma to come first, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sure to be furious about the scheduling as a challenging season comes to a cluttered conclusion.

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

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“United v Liverpool will now be played at 20:15 BST on Thursday 13 May and, as intended originally, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

“The scheduling of that fixture means the visit of Leicester - already rearranged due to the Foxes’ involvement in the Emirates FA Cup final - has been put back 24 hours to Tuesday 11 May.”

Assuming Solskjaer’s men do not blow their 6-2 semi-final first leg advantage against Roma, they will be playing seven matches in 21 days - a period that will include trips to Italy and Poland.

Among those fixtures will be the return of fans to Old Trafford for the first time since March 2020.

The Premier League’s updated fixture schedule confirmed that United’s home match against Fulham will be among the first to host supporters when coronavirus restrictions are lifted on May 17.

Solskjaer’s side will host the Cottagers at 6pm the following day, when Southampton will kick-off at home to Leeds.

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed into matches in round 37 on May 18 and 19 and in round 38 on May 23, provided the Government goes ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Additional reporting by PA.

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