Manchester United have confirmed that their match against Liverpool, set to be played today has been postponed.
Hundreds of United fans marched into the stadium and onto the field in defiance of the Glazer family’s ownership, lighting flares before the game.
The game, which had been scheduled for a 6.30 p.m. (EAT) kickoff, had been postponed indefinitely, but it has now been decided that it will not be played today.
After refusing co-owner Joel Glazer’s apologies for the club’s botched attempt to enter the Super League, fans planned a rally.
The two-week-old breakaway competition collapsed after only two days due to massive pressure from fans, governing bodies, and politicians.
Earlier this week, a group of United supporters stormed into the club’s Carrington training ground, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and midfielder Nemanja Matic both responding to the demonstrators.
As they entered the stadium today, referee Michael Oliver and former United captain Gary Neville had their vehicles surrounded.
Those who obtained entry to Old Trafford did so by breaking down barriers in the Munich Tunnel, despite security guards’ best efforts to prevent it.
After the first wave of demonstrators, police evacuated the stadium twice, with fans returning largely unharmed, until the immediate area around Old Trafford was drained of supporters.
However, the decision has been taken to call the match off.