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Gary Neville disagrees with decision to postpone Premier League matches

Manchester United legend Gary Neville disagrees with the Premier League’s decision to postpone this weekend’s fixtures in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The Premier League was under no obligation to cancel fixtures, although they’ve been asked to rearrange any fixtures that fall on the same day as the Queen’s state funeral.

A date has not been revealed just yet, but there is a possibility that United’s home match against Leeds United will be postponed too, should the funeral fall on that Sunday.

However, the Premier League confirmed this morning that no fixtures would take place this weekend. United were set to travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.

The decision raised eyebrows among football fans.

It remains to be seen how the Premier League will reschedule these fixtures with the World Cup taking place later this year.

Former United full-back Gary Neville responded to a tweet from Piers Morgan in which the broadcaster/journalist said games should go ahead.

Neville agreed, writing: “I agree Piers. Sport can demonstrate better than most the respect the Queen deserves.”

When you consider the chaos, this will likely bring the Premier League, which is already being criticised for its scheduling this season, I think Neville raises a very valid point.

It’s not like the Premier League was under any obligation.

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