Man Utd v Liverpool called off!

English Premier League

The highly-anticipated Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool has been postponed after hundreds of fans protesting against US owners the Glazers invaded Old Trafford.

The protests are against the failed European Super League, of which Joel Glazer was going to be vice-chairman of as well as the club having spent billions of pounds on players with no return on silverware.

Neither side has left their hotels but the Premier League are still planning on the match to go ahead although when is still as of yet uncertain.

A Manchester United club statement read: "Following discussion between police, the Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.

Click through the gallery above to the supporters' protest at Old Trafford.

"Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.

"However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations."

Liverpool also released a statement, saying they were "in full agreement" with the decision to postpone.

They said: "It is our position that public safety must be the number one factor in any such decision, with the ability to provide a secure environment for the participants, staff and officials being a particular priority. It was clearly not possible for this to be guaranteed today due to a situation which escalated rapidly.

"We will continue to have dialogue with Manchester United, the Premier League and the local authorities to find a suitable date to reschedule. As soon as we have this information we will update our supporters accordingly."

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