Manchester United is reviewing security measures ahead of more planned protests
ahead of their rescheduled Premier League home fixture with Liverpool.
NSL Leanrt an anonymous fans’ group is calling on 10,000 fans to descend on
Old Trafford before Thursday night’s 8.15 pm kick-off with Liverpool.
The May 2 match between the teams was postponed after hundreds of fans got into
Old Trafford and damaged facilities, while hundreds of protesters at The Lowry Hotel
prevented the two United coaches from leaving for the stadium.
It is understood United have decided against staying at The Lowry before their
remaining three home games this season.
The club has reinforced security outside the stadium, erecting three rings of steel
in front of the southwest corner where supporters broke in.
The gate to the Munich tunnel has also been locked and barriers have been erected
along Sir Matt Busby Way, where fans congregated for the previous protests.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed one arrest was made during the protests
and a police officer was slashed in the face. United have acknowledged the majority
of supporters protested peacefully but condemned the criminal behaviour
of a minority.
United host Leicester on Tuesday night but there is no suggestion that the game is
being targeted by protesters, who are understood to have considered trying to
disrupt United’s trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.