New Date for Man United's Postponed Premier League Meeting vs Liverpool Announced
- Manchester United will have to contend with playing four matches in a space of seven days
- The Red Devils were scheduled to host Liverpool in a much-anticipated cracker at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 2
- A stand-off was witnessed in the lead up to the match after angry United fans staged a protest against club's owners, The Glazers
Manchester United's disrupted Premier League meeting against Liverpool has been slated for Thursday, May 13.
The mouthwatering clash was initially scheduled for Sunday, May 2, but had to be pushed forward after chaos rocked Old Trafford.
United fans, in their numbers, staged a protest outside Old Trafford which should have hosted the match before making their way into the facility just hours before kickoff.
The standoff was majorly occasioned by the Red Devils' earlier participation in the formation of the controversial European Super League.
A number of United supporters were in opposition of the move, with many condemning the club's owners, The Glazers, for their role in the formulation of the tournament.
The outrage culminated in protests which eventually disrupted the team's fixture with arch-rivals Liverpool leading to the encounter's postponement.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will now have to contend with a run-in of matches even as the season hits the homestretch.
The Old Trafford-based side will now play four matches in a space of just seven days, including their rescheduled encounter against Jürgen Klopp's men.
United will first take on Roma in the Europa League on Thursday, May 6, in Rome, before travelling to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Sunday, May 9.
They will then host Leicester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday, May 11, before welcoming Liverpool at the same venue two days later. Man United announced in a statement:
"However, 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,"
"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 club confirmed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea will play Premier League rivals in the finals of this season's Champions League.
The Blues saw off Real Madrid in a crunch fixture in the semi-finals to book a slot in the last round of the European competition for the first time since 2012 when they also won the title.