Manchester United vs Liverpool possible reschedule date & United face potential points deduction

Manchester United vs Liverpool postponed

The Premier League fixture list was complicated on Sunday after the match between Manchester United and Liverpool was postponed following a fans’ protest at Old Trafford.

On Sunday, Stan Collymore suggested that the United-Liverpool match could be rescheduled for today: Monday, May 3, 2021.

However, it has since become apparent that the game will not played today, but rather at a later date.

So when will the Manchester United vs Liverpool match be played?

At the time of writing, there is no definitive answer as to when the Man United versus Liverpool match will actually happen.

However, in the Times, it’s suggested that the match may now have to wait until the very end of the season:

The match could now be rescheduled for the day after the FA Cup final on Sunday May 16, although that would involve Liverpool moving their game against West Bromwich Albion to a free midweek slot.

Liverpool are due to play West Brom on May 16.

Will Manchester United be docked Premier League points?

In the Mirror on Monday, the suggestion is floated that Manchester United could face a points deduction following Sunday’s protest against Liverpool.

For the record, this was the first time in Premier League history that a match was postponed due to a fans’ protest.

The Mirror believe there’s a chance United now lose points as a result, although the red-top admits that the current landscape on this issue is unclear:

Manchester United could be deducted points as Premier League and FA rules contradict one another on postponements.

According to the FA’s rulebook in section 8.3.4, it states that United could be found to have been at fault for the match not going ahead and see Liverpool awarded three points.

With both clubs agreeing to the decision to postpone the match, it remains to be seen whether any sanctions will come into effect.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 34 47 80
2 Manchester United FC 33 29 67
3 Leicester City FC 34 22 63
4 Chelsea FC 34 22 61
5 West Ham United FC 33 10 55
6 Liverpool FC 33 16 54
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 33 18 53
8 Everton FC 33 3 52
9 Arsenal FC 34 9 49
10 Aston Villa FC 33 10 48
11 Leeds United 34 -2 47
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 33 -13 41
13 Crystal Palace FC 33 -22 38
14 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 34 -4 37
15 Southampton FC 33 -18 37
16 Burnley FC 33 -15 36
17 Newcastle United FC 34 -20 36
18 Fulham FC 34 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 33 -34 25
20 Sheffield United FC 33 -38 17
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Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 15
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 10
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 9
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