LONDON: Hundreds of Manchester United fans protested against the club’s ownership at Old Trafford in the hours leading up to their 4-2 home defeat by Liverpool.
The fixture had been postponed after the stadium invasion on May 2.
United’s team arrived at around 14:00 BST in order to ensure stadium access while Liverpool arrived around 19:00 BST on unmarked buses after the club’s official bus was blocked by protesters on a street close to the stadium.
The official bus was on its way to pick up Liverpool’s squad when it was stopped but the club moved to use its other two coaches to get the players to the ground. Greater Manchester Police said two arrests had been made.
Manchester United’s players used beds brought into the stadium in order to rest before the fixture.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We reported a little bit earlier but we’ve had lunch, meetings, a pre-match meal as normal and we’re ready to play a game.
“We’ve tried to keep it as close to normal as possible. The early reporting time is a little bit different but they’ve been very good at adjusting and adapting. My players are very focused to show what kind of team they are and what kind of club Manchester United is.”