Man Utd vs. Bournemouth abandoned after suspect package found in one of the stands
Manchester United’s final-day clash with Bournemouth has been postponed after Old Trafford was evacuated due to a code red security alert.
The Premier League game was scheduled to kick-off at 4pm and had been pushed back to 4.45pm.
But now officials have announced that the match has been called off.
A suspect package was identified in the north-west corner of the ground, according to reports.
Police and sniffer dogs were in the ground, which has an almost 76,000 capacity, after they were told about the package.
Stewards ushered around 20,000 from The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End when the warning was announced around 30 minutes before kick off.
At around 4.20pm the remaining fans from all the stands began to filter out of the ground – with the stadium’s PA system informing supporters of the latest information.
Police are asking people to avoid the area if possible as they continue their investigation.
AFC Bournemouth tweeted that the match had been ‘abandoned due to safety fears at Old Trafford’.