Manchester United could be back in action as early as next month after the UK government gave the green light for the Premier League to resume the season.
As reported by the Independent, the Premier League could return from June 1st after the government said it will allow professional sporting events to return behind closed doors.
Football has been stopped indefinitely since the coronavirus pandemic but this is appears to be a huge step forward in the process of bringing it back.
The government have also stated the behind closed doors events can return for broadcast meaning the games will be streamed live on TV.
All 20 Premier League clubs are meeting via video call on Monday to discuss plans over Project Restart with the aim to play the current season to its natural conclusion.
But the Premier League’s return won’t be without its problems with plenty of disagreements over how to restart.
Many clubs are opposed to neutral venues with those at risk of relegation arguing that they would lose their crucial home advantage.
Player safety is also of paramount importance and there is no guarantee that players will feel comfortable with a prompt return with the virus still spreading in the UK.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are currently fifth in the league, three points behind Chelsea in the Champions League places with nine games remaining.