Man Utid appeals to supporters to ‘stay away’

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Retrieved 19 May 2020, 23:18 IST

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Manchester United fans have been urged to stay away from all stadiums for the rest of their season.

If English football goes ahead to resume its coronavirus-disrupted 2019-20 campaign, all fixtures will be sure to be staged behind closed doors.

United confirmed on Tuesday that season ticket holders will be compensated for the games they are forced to miss.

The club wrote to outline the promise of a return to the fans, emphasizing the importance of not getting fans off the field when matches are held.

Season ticket holders were told: “We share your frustration that you will not be able to see United in person from inside the stadium, but we encourage you to continue your loyal support from the comfort and safety of your home.”

The message added: “We also request your cooperation not to travel to the stadiums where we are playing on match day.

“With support from home and following government guidelines, you will play your part in keeping your friends, your family and all connected fans safe.”

The club described it as a “joint effort” to protect the community.

United had four Premier League games left at World Trafford when the season was postponed to March, with the Europa League match against Las Vegas due to be played at the stadium.

It has not yet been determined whether the fixtures will be able to move forward, whether they will be played in Manchester or a neutral venue.