When will Man Utd play Liverpool? Game to be rescheduled after fans protest over club ownership

These are the options available after Sunday’s disarray...

Old Trafford. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

There were sensational scenes at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as a protest from Manchester United fans forced officials to postpone their Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Supporters initially gathered outside of the stadium before forcing their way inside and onto the pitch.

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After a period of uncertainty as to when the game would kick off, the fixture was called off entirely, and will now be played at a later date.

We’ve taken a look at the possible dates when the rescheduled meeting could take place...

When will Manchester United vs Liverpool be played?

There are worryingly few potential dates on which the rearranged fixture could happen.

First off, a midweek meeting this week isn’t possible because Manchester United are scheduled to travel to Italy to face AS Roma in their Europa League semi-final second leg.

Beyond that, both United and Liverpool already have Premier League fixtures scheduled for next weekend, and will face Aston Villa and Southampton respectively.

The midweek slot after that sees United come up against Leicester City, with Liverpool facing West Brom that weekend, meaning the week beginning May 10th is out of the question.

Looking further ahead, the week beginning May 17th will host to the final two rounds of fixtures of the Premier League season, and as such, both clubs have two games in quick succession.

Taking all of that into account, the only viable option at this stage is to play the rescheduled match after the final game of the season on May 23rd.

Whether the Premier League are happy to do that, however, remains to be seen.