Government considering test events that could see Man Utd fans back at Old Trafford

The UK government has began talks over when supporters can start attending football matches again, according to Football.London.

The Premier League returned behind closed doors this week after the enforced three month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, with fans only having access to watching their side through television.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been gradually easing lockdown restrictions, and is expected to make a further announcement on Tuesday over new measures that will be put in place for July 4.

Despite lockdown easing further, it is still expected to be a long time before fans can pack-out a large stadium on a Premier League matchday.

However, Football.London report the government are considering the possibility of having pilot events in July with the view to allowing a small number of fans into grounds with social distancing guidelines adhered to.

Scheduled tests at the larger stadiums in the UK are likely, rather than during competitive Premier League games before the end of the season.

Grounds with a larger capacity would certainly be more suitable in allowing more fans in at a safer social distance, meaning Manchester United could be one of the first clubs to open their Old Trafford doors.

It is suggested that some fans may start being allowed to watch their team play competitively in stadiums during the period between October and December.

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