Why Man Utd vs Liverpool was postponed

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More details have emerged surrounding the postponement of Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool on the weekend.

United's clash against rivals Liverpool was postponed on Sunday after thousands of Red Devils supporters protested against the club's ownership at Old Trafford and the Lowry Hotel, per Manchester Evening News.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more from the protests at Old Trafford

The protests, which took aim at the Glazer family that owns the club, commenced prior to the scheduled kick-off when a group of people gained access to the stadium and stormed the pitch, chanting "Glazers out!" and reportedly damaging recording equipment and other stadium facilities.

It is claimed that nearly 10 000 supporters turned up for the protest, some of whom were involved in smatterings of violent exchanges with police outside the vaunted arena, and ultimately leading to the postponement of the match due to safety concerns. 

"Following the security breach at Old Trafford, the Manchester United vs Liverpool game has been postponed," the Premier League said in an official statement.

"This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities. The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remain of paramount importance.

"We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches.

"Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification. We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.

"The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course."

The protests stem from Manchester United fans' longstanding anger at the perceived mismanagement of the club by the American-based Glazer family, which was fueled by the club's recent decision to align itself with the failed European Super League venture.

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