Sport news Security personnel and police arrive at Old Trafford more than SIX hours before kick-off against Liverpool as Manchester United look to foil a repeat of anti-Glazers protest... with players travelling early to beat fans! Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - The original match was forced into a postponement after Manchester United fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before kick-off and alterations were made this time.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Dozens of security staff and Greater Manchester Police officers were seen preparing additional barriers outside Old Trafford more than six hours before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are due to take on Liverpool. The original match was forced into a postponement after Manchester United fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before kick-off. Ahead of the rearranged date tonight, security staff took every precaution in formulating a plan well in advance to prevent a repeat protest from fans. Players also altered their normal routine as they drove themselves into Old Trafford in the early afternoon to beat fans to the stadium having found themselves barricaded in the Lowry Hotel when chaos dominated the build-up to the original meeting. A large security presence was seen at Old Trafford more than six hours before facing Liverpool Players, such as Bruno Fernandes, were instructed to drive their own cars to Old Trafford Players and staff were met by security upon arrival as they looked to beat fans to the ground RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Man United have to sort Pogba's future, Leicester can't let... Manchester United youngster Arnau Puigmal is set to leave... Richard Arnold 'leading the race' to succeed Ed Woodward as... Will Mason Greenwood's end-of-season surge catapult him into... Share this article Share Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday that United mounted a top-secret operation to stop anti-Glazer protesters from disrupting their plans for Thursday’s re-arranged clash with Liverpool.United have adopted a siege mentality, with players sworn to secrecy prior to the day of the game over their preparations and staff were given information on a need-to-know basis to avoid leaks and limit the security threat.The club are trying to prevent a repeat of the scenes that caused the fixture to be postponed 11 days ago when protesters blocked the team from leaving the Lowry Hotel and hundreds more clashed with police at Old Trafford. Last week, the departure time from Carrington for the Europa League semi-final against Roma in Italy was kept under wraps until the last minute amid rumours that fans might try to sabotage the team bus en route to Manchester Airport. Edinson Cavani was seen in his white BMW on Thursday afternoon as he drove to the ground Police, as well as security officials, were well stocked outside the ground for the fixtureThe players stayed at home before Tuesday’s game against Leicester and were only told on Monday night to meet at the training ground before travelling to the stadium.Sportsmail understands plans changed again ahead of Thursday night's game against Liverpool. There was visibly tighter security to prevent further disturbances after it became the first Premier League fixture to be called off due to a protest.United showed off a heavy police presence for the home game against Leicester on Tuesday, the first match at Old Trafford since the Liverpool postponement.A 10ft high red wall was erected at the south-east corner of the stadium - where protesters twice broke in and got onto the pitch - as well the north forecourt in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Additional steel barriers were also put in place as part of the heightened security operation.
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. Police were seen at Old Trafford more than six hours before kick-off to form their plan of action Police patrol the stadium ahead of the Leicester City game on Tuesday night at Old TraffordThe protests which saw the original fixture against Liverpool stunned English football. Hundreds of supporters forced their way inside the historic stadium and made their way onto the turf and across the stands in a show of rebellion against the way they feel the club is being run by the Glazer family.Greater Manchester Police, who had the final say on the postponement of the game, later confirmed that two officers had been injured in the surrounding protests, with one being 'attacked with a bottle and sustaining a significant slash wound to his face, requiring emergency hospital treatment.' Some of the crowd kicked footballs that had been set up for the game while wearing green and gold scarves, which have become emblematic of the anti-Glazer movement as the colours of Newton Heath – the predecessor club to United.There were later clashes as angry protestors tried to break police lines outside the stadium, with officers drawing batons to keep the crowds back and bottles and other projectiles thrown. Supporters and police clashed in violent scenes outside Old Trafford in the build up to United's Premier League clash with Liverpool earlier in May Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for calm following the ugly scenes at the start of the month, asking fans to keep the peace if they are to protest and make their voices heard once again.The United boss said: 'Security measures are being looked at, of course, and I hope that we can keep the protests – if there are protests – down to loud voices, nothing violent. 'We want to listen. The players want to play the game. 'We play Liverpool. Of course we want to beat Liverpool, we want to beat Leicester. So, we're going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we're doing on the pitch.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Man United have to sort Pogba's future, Leicester can't let... Manchester United youngster Arnau Puigmal is set to leave... Richard Arnold 'leading the race' to succeed Ed Woodward as... Will Mason Greenwood's end-of-season surge catapult him into...
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