Football: Man United v Bournemouth to be played on Tuesday

Fans are informed that the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Bournemouth has been called off on police advice because of a suspect package at Old Trafford.
Fans are informed that the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Bournemouth has been called off on police advice because of a suspect package at Old Trafford.PHOTO: EPA

(AFP) - Sunday's abandoned match between Manchester United and Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday, May 17 at 8pm (Wednesday, 3am, Singapore time), the English Premier League announced.

The annoucement came hours after army experts blew up a suspect device at United's Old Trafford ground on Sunday following the discovery of an "incredibly life-like explosive device" inside the ground.

Prior to the controlled explosion, tens of thousands of fans were evacuated from Old Trafford.

"We can confirm that today's abandoned fixture between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday, May 17 at 8pm," said a Premier League statement issued on Sunday.

"We would like to thank Manchester United's staff, the police and other emergency services for all their efforts today as well as rearranging the match for this coming Tuesday.

"Both Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth's management have been extremely helpful in reaching a swift resolution, which is the best possible given today's events.

"The clubs will make their own announcements regarding ticketing arrangements."