West Brom blocked Man Utd agreeing favoured date for rescheduled Liverpool game

Manchester United are facing a hectic run of games after their Premier League clash with rivals Liverpool was rescheduled for May 13 at 8.15pm.

The fixture was originally due to take place on May 2 but, after a group of supporters broke onto the Old Trafford pitch to protest against the Glazer Family's ownership of the club, the game was postponed.

The rescheduled match will round off a busy run of games for United, who face Roma in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on May 6, travel to Aston Villa on May 9, host Leicester on May 11 and then face Liverpool two days later.

However, according to a report from the Telegraph, that was not the original plan, with officials initially wanting to reschedule Liverpool's May 16 game against West Brom.

The plan was for that game to played in midweek, with United vs Liverpool to be rescheduled for the May 16 date, but the Baggies are said to have rejected the idea having not wanted to put themselves at a disadvantage.

Speaking ahead of the game against Roma, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended the fans' right to protest but believes that some went "too far".

"It was a difficult day for us," he said. "Of course we wanted to play, we wanted to beat Liverpool for the fans because our job has to be on getting good performances and good results on the pitch.

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  • "As I said before the game, we have to listen. We have to hear the fans' voice. It's everyone's right to protest. It has to be in a civilised manner though.

    "Unfortunately, when you break in and when police officers get injured, scarred for life, that's too far. When it gets out of hand like this, it's a police matter. It's not about showing your opinions anymore."

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