Manchester United kick-off delayed as Old Trafford is evacuated

Manchester United kick-off delayed as Old Trafford is evacuated

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: A general view as fans are evacuated from the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on May 15, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15:  A general view as fans are evacuated from the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on May 15, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 15: A general view as fans are evacuated from the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on May 15, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images) 

 

The Red Devils were set to kick-off against Bournemouth at 3pm along with all the other Premier League clashes but the game was delayed after the club confirmed a suspect package had been found in the north west corner of the ground.

The game is now expected to be delayed by 45 minutes after the players were hauled off the pitch, while fans in the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand instructed to leave.

Police are dealing with an incident at the stadium, although it’s unsure at this stage what has happened.

While United’s clash is delayed every other 3pm kick-off is continuing as planned, including the pivotal Swansea City v Manchester City clash which will see Louis van Gaal’s side miss out on Champions League qualification should their local rivals leave Wales with a point.

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