Football: ManUtd-Bournemouth match to be played on Tuesday

LONDON (AFP) – Sunday s abandoned match between Manchester United and Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00pm local time (1900 GMT), the English Premier League announced.

The annoucement came hours after army experts blew up a suspect device at United s Old Trafford ground on Sunday following the discovery of an “incredibly lifelike explosive device” inside the ground.

Prior to the controlled explosion, tens of thousands of fans were evacuated from Old Trafford ahead of what was the final Premier League game of the season for both clubs.

“We can confirm that today s abandoned fixture between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday 17 May at 8pm,” said a Premier League statement issued Sunday.

“We would like to thank Manchester United s staff, the police and other emergency services for all their efforts today as well as rearranging the match for this coming Tuesday.

“Both Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth s management has been extremely helpful in reaching a swift resolution, which is the best possible given today s events.

“The clubs will make their own announcements regarding ticketing arrangements.”

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