Panic As Police Escort Man United Players Out of Team Hotel After Staged Protest at Old Trafford
- Man United players and staff were holed up at Lowry Hotel as they prepared for their clash against Liverpool
- However, they were unable to leave the facility for Old Trafford after fans invaded the pitch in protest of the club's ownership by The Glazers
- It is understood the United contingent was only able to leave the hotel with the escort of the police
- It remains unclear when the fixture will be played, with reports suggesting discussions are being held to decide a new date
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Man United players and staff had to leave Lowry Hotel under police escort following unprecedented chaos that rocked Old Trafford in the run-up to their clash with Liverpool.
The Red Devils were scheduled to host their arch-rivals from the Merseyside on Sunday, May 2, for a crunch Premier League meeting.
However, the tie failed to hold as earlier planned over safety grounds as United supporters staged a protest against the club's ownership by The Glazers family.
The match was initially delayed before it was called off altogether, with players from both teams failing to make it to the stadium due to the demonstrations.
SunSport reports a number of other supporters also turned up at the luxurious Lowry Hotel, where the United squad stay before big matches.
The irate fans could be heard chanting as they lit flares next to the team bus which was waiting for the players and staff.
Players would only be seen peering from the windows as they peered from the windows unable to leave the base.
It is understood Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his wards finally managed to leave and boarded their team bus later in the evening before they were given a police escort out of the hotel.
It now remains unclear when the fixture will be played, with United announcing in a statement that the issue will be settled on after discussions with the relevant bodies.
"Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest," the statement said.
"However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. iscussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture."
A win for Liverpool during the clash would have seen Man City, who lead the standings crowned champions with four matches left to end the season. Pep Guardiola's men currently enjoy a 13-point advantage over the Red Devils after 34 rounds of matches.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League cracker pitting Man United vs Liverpool has been postponed after angry supporters invaded Old Trafford.
The mouthwatering encounter was slated to play on Sunday, May 2, at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, this failed to happen after furious fans stormed the venue hours to the kick-off to protest against United's ownership by the Glazers.