ROY KEANE said Manchester United have the ‘best fans in world’ and insisted the protest before the Liverpool game came from ‘love’ for the club.
Liverpool’s away trip to United was cancelled as furious supporters protested both inside out outside Old Trafford.
Liverpool’s away trip to Man United was cancelledCredit: Reuters
Roy Keane said Manchester United have the ‘best fans in world’Credit: Getty
Amid safety cancers, both clubs alongside police authorises decided to postpone the match.
The actions of United supporters came under question as they stormed the Old Trafford pitch, set off flairs and even threw bottles.
But ex-captain Keane admitted he felt sympathy for the fed up fanbase and joked the flair was aimed at Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
He said on Sky Sports: “I think it’s come to a tipping point for the United fans.
“It was peaceful, I think they threw one or two bottles and a couple of flares, I think that was towards Jamie to be fair!
“I think they’ve had enough, enough is enough for these United fans.
United have got some of the best fans in the world, a huge club.
“We’ve seen today that it’s coming to an end, they’re thinking enough is enough with the ownership of the club with the stuff over the last few weeks.
“There’s stuff with the Super League, not being able to support the club here. Enough is enough now and the United fans want the Glazers out.
Even after the angry supporters were moved on it was decided the game could not go ahead.
A United statement read: “Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today.
“Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.
“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.
“However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger.
“We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”
Chaos erupted outside Old Trafford as crowds formedCredit: Alamy
Furious fans made their feelings knownCredit: AFP
The Premier League said: “Following the security breach at Old Trafford, the Manchester United vs. Liverpool game has been postponed.
“This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.
“The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains of paramount importance.
“We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches.
“Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification.
“We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.
The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”
Furious fans broke onto the Old Trafford pitchCredit: AFP
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