Manchester United have home games coming up against PSG and Man City, two clubs who have oil money to thank for their successes, but sadly fans will have to wait after the latest announcement on COVID-19 restrictions.
Greater Manchester will return to their 3 restrictions when the latest lockdown ends next week — December 2nd — meaning cans will have to wait to see games at Old Trafford again.
A statement from the club read: “Manchester United notes the government decision to keep Trafford in the Tier 3 category of Covid-19 restrictions.
“This means games at Old Trafford will continue to take place behind closed doors until further notice.
“Our plans for safely welcoming back fans to Old Trafford are well advanced and we look forward to doing so as soon as we are given the go-ahead.
“We will continue to work with local authorities on finalising our plans so that we can move quickly when our area comes out of Tier 3.
“Some of our forthcoming away games in Tier 2 areas may take place with a limited number of fans in attendance. However, under current guidelines, away fans will not be permitted to attend.
“We thank our fans for their continued patience and will keep them informed of further developments.”
The last match that saw fans at Old Trafford was the derby win last season when Scott McTominay scored the winner in stoppage time. Absolute scenes.
This news will come as a blow not only to fans but players also. United star Marcus Rashford exclusively told Stretty News today he ‘can’t wait’ for United fans’ return to Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s side could play in front of West Ham fans a week on Saturday — but away fans are not allowed into Premier League games as things stand.
When will tiers new revived again?
Manchester will be revised again on December 16, which is unfortunately four days after the Manchester derby takes place at Old Trafford.
After that, we’ve got one more home game before Christmas, against Leeds United on December 19.