Confirmed: Manchester United to play Bournemouth on Tuesday

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United and the Premier League have confirmed the re-scheduled game against Bournemouth will take place on Tuesday night at 8:00pm.

That means Man United will only have four days in between the Bournemouth fixture and our FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on May 21.

An official statement from United on the Bournemouth game read as follows: “We can confirm that today’s abandoned fixture between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday 17 May at 8:00pm.

“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.”

Rescheduling a game so late in the season was always going to be an inconvenience for fans of both teams and the players but it was absolutely necessary after the events at Old Trafford on Sunday.

From United’s perspective, the game is a bit of a dead rubber after Manchester City drew against Swansea so I expect Louis van Gaal to play our youngsters.

All of our eggs are in the FA Cup final basket. Although we do need a point to secure fifth spot in the Premier League, we will automatically qualify for the Europa League group stages which means the Bournemouth result is largely irrelevant.

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