Premier League: British media reports have suggested that fans have planned for protests ahead of Manchester United’s rescheduled match against Liverpool at Old Trafford. United take on Leicester City at home on Tuesday.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeals to fans to avoid violent protests (Reuters Photo)
- Manchester United’s league game against Liverpool was rescheduled after violent protests
- Fans had invaded Old Trafford, protesting against UInited owners Glazers
- Solskjaer urged fans to avoid violent protests, saying United want to focus on the game in hand
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent out a message to fans to avoid further violent protests ahead of their Premier League home game against Liverpool on Thursday. Their league game was rescheduled after violent protests outside the Old Trafford Stadium earlier this month. A section of fans even invaded the pitch, carrying banners against owners Glazers, expressing their disappointment over United’s Super League collaboration.
Protesters also clashed with police outside the ground, with six officers injured during the demonstrations. British media reported further protests are planned ahead of Thursday’s game. United take on Leicester City at home on Tuesday.
Security has also been increased around Old Trafford before their game against Leicester later on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
“Security measures are being looked at and I hope we can keep the protests, if there are protests, keep them down to loud voices and nothing violent,” Solskjaer said.
“We want to listen, the players want to play the game, we’re playing Liverpool and of course we want to beat Liverpool and we want to beat Leicester so we’re going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we’re doing on the pitch.”
United are second on 70 points after 34 games, 10 points behind Manchester City, who have played a game more, on the Premier League table.
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