Sunday afternoon was supposed to play host to the biggest game in England football – Manchester United vs Liverpool.
However, outrage following the recently collapsed ESL proposal is still rife and especially with United fans, who have been trying to get the Glazer family out of their club for years.
In an attempt to voice their discontent, huge pockets of fans had scheduled a protest to take place outside of Old Trafford ahead of yesterday’s game.
The scenes were unprecedented as hundreds of supports stormed onto the pitch with some even confronting Sky Sports’ punditry team.
While these scenes were playing out at Old Trafford, both Liverpool and Manchester United’s players and coaching staff were left stranded at the team’s hotel; The Lowry.
With fans protesting at both locations, Greater Manchester Police had surrounded the hotel’s entrance as well as both team coaches.
Despite eventually dispersing the protestors, the game was eventually postponed after it became apparent that playing on, on the same day would not be possible.
However, according to one fan on Twitter, who claims to have spoken with Sky Sports reporter James Cooper, several first-team Manchester United players were left ‘furious’ they were denied access to fans.
James Cooper stated that Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay were all trying to convince officials to allow engagement with the United protestors outside of the Lowry Hotel.
— WHF!🇾🇪 (@mufcwesleyy) May 2, 2021