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Man Utd face four games in eight days as Liverpool match rescheduled

Manchester United’s postponed home Premier League match with Liverpool has been rearranged for Thursday, 13 May.

The decision means United must play two games in the space of 50 hours as their home game against Leicester has been moved forward a day to Tuesday, 11 May.

Liverpool’s game at West Brom, which was thought might be moved to accommodate the fixture, will remain as scheduled on Sunday, 16 May.

Thousands of United supporters demonstrated against the Glazer family’s ownership at Old Trafford and the team hotel prior to the Liverpool game on Sunday, forcing its abandonment.

Police say six officers were injured during the protests, which also saw around 200 fans break into the stadium.

Sunday’s game, which had been scheduled to kick off at 16:30 BST, was the first Premier League match to be postponed because of fan protests.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said “it was a difficult day” for them, and added that fan protests must remain “civilised” in future.

Despite rumours of potential disruption to their travel plans, United arrived at the airport for their flight to Italy for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final with Roma without a problem.

The game in Rome kicks off what is now a busy schedule for United, who are second in the Premier League table, and will have to play four games in eight days, including a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday:

Thursday, 6 May (20:00 BST): Roma v Man Utd (Stadio Olimpico, Europa League semi-final second leg)
Sunday, 9 May (14:05 BST): Aston Villa v Man Utd (Villa Park, Premier League)
Tuesday, 11 May (18:00 BST): Man Utd v Leicester City (Old Trafford, Premier League)
Thursday, 13 May (20:15 BST): Man Utd v Liverpool (Old Trafford, Premier League)

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