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Police increased security at Old Trafford ahead of Liverpool game

Thu 13 May 2021 | 13:48

United fans plan to hold larger demonstrations in protest of the club's owners.

Manchester United

have stepped up security at Old Trafford ahead of the club's crucial game against Liverpool.

The match between the two teams was scheduled to take place last week, but with the protest rally of United fans and their attack on Old Trafford, the game was postponed to Thursday this week by order of the Premier League.

A group of anonymous Manchester fans stormed Old Trafford Stadium hours before the two teams met to protest the team's joining the European Super League, urging the club's owners to leave. These actions caused the game to be moved from last week to this week and the Red Devils game schedule became more intensive.

Now, before the delayed meeting, the number of police and security forces present in Old Trafford has increased, and the police will also use dogs and horses to prevent protests.

Protesters again will try to stage a demonstration at 5pm today, speaking of a rally of 10,000, but about 2,000 were expected to attend.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Man UTD manager told reporters: 

"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 so we're going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we're doing on the pitch."

source: SportMob