Manchester United vs Liverpool postponed after fans storm onto Old Trafford

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Manchester United vs Liverpool postponed after fans storm onto Old Trafford

The match between Manchester United and Liverpool has been postponed after around 200 United fans stormed onto the pitch to protest against the team's owners. After delaying the start of the match, the United officials decided to postpone the match.

The Liverpool officials agreed with their decision. "It is our position that public safety must be the number one factor in any such decision, with the ability to provide a secure environment for the participants, staff and officials being a particular priority," Liverpool's statement read.

"It was clearly not possible for this to be guaranteed today due to a situation which escalated rapidly. "We will continue to have dialogue with Manchester United, the Premier League and the local authorities to find a suitable date to reschedule."

United legends Roy Keane and Phill Neville react

"United fans have had enough. They’re doing this because they love the club. It’s not just the last few weeks and the Super League, it's been building for years.

They’ve thought enough is enough. It’s a huge statement for the game to be called off," Keane said. "This has been the build-up of the last few years. The leadership of the club hasn’t been good enough.

When they look at the owners they think it's all about making money. I believe the United fans are doing this because they love the cub. "People might not agree but sometimes you have to put a marker down for people to notice.

This will go all over the world. Hopefully the owners see the fans are deadly serious. "There's more to come, this is just the start from Man Utd fans, I guarantee you." Meanwhile, Neville said: "The reason why those thousands and thousands of fans came today is because they have had enough.

They have had enough. "We can make the story today about the disturbances and I think that needs to be covered but the story should be about the Man Utd fans. They have had enough. It will be very difficult in the next few months.

"They didn't stop the game against Roma on Thursday. Will they stop the next game? I don't think they will. Ultimately the ball is in the owners court on what they do next. The fans have spoken today and have been powerful. They have stood up for what's right."