Manchester United’s postponed Premier League home fixture with Liverpool has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 13 (8:15 p.m. BST).
The move means United have to play two games in the space of 50 hours as their home game against Leicester has been moved forward by one day to Tuesday, May 11.
Liverpool’s game at West Brom, which could be moved to host the game, will remain as planned on Sunday, May 16.
Thousands of United supporters demonstrated against the Glazer family property at Old Trafford and at the team hotel ahead of Liverpool’s game on Sunday, forcing its abandonment.
Police say six policemen were injured during the protests, which also saw around 200 supporters enter the stadium.
Sunday’s game, which was scheduled to start at 4.30 p.m. BST, was the first Premier League game to be postponed due to fan protests.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said “it has been a difficult day” for them, and added that fan protests must remain “civilized” in the future.
Despite rumors of a potential disruption to their travel plans, United arrived at the airport for their flight to Italy for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final with Roma without a problem.
The Rome game kicks off what is now a busy schedule for United, who are second in the Premier League table, and will have to play four games in eight days, including a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday:
- Thursday May 6 (8:00 p.m. BST): Roma v Man Utd (Stadio Olimpico, Europa League semi-final second leg)
- Sunday May 9 (2:05 p.m. BST): Aston Villa v Man Utd (Villa Park, Premier League)
- Tuesday 11 May (18:00 BST): Man Utd v Leicester City (Old Trafford, Premier League)
- Thursday May 13 (8:15 p.m. BST): Man Utd v Liverpool (Old Trafford, Premier League)
Meanwhile, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s not worried about the prospect of further protests from United fans and the potential for disruption when they travel to Old Trafford next week.
Asked whether there may be a need for more security around the Foxes team, Rodgers said: “We have no concerns.
“Obviously we attended the protest last weekend. We condemn any violence that was seen that day, but certainly for Manchester United fans there has clearly been a source of frustration for many, many years for them, and they support each other the team and support their role. in this domain.
“But for us, we are going there next week, we have no worries. We can’t wait to go and play the game. “