Urgent talks today as Leeds United v Manchester United update drops
The Premier League are set for urgent Monday talks over a number of fixtures, including Leeds United against Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
It has been reported by the newspaper on its website that the threat of large-scale postponements still looms large due to a Police shortage in preparation for the Queen’s funeral.
Leeds’ trip to Old Trafford is one of the most heavily-policed fixtures in the entire Premier League calendar, as they scramble to find a resolution that suits all parties.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Mike Keegan shared the information on the talks that are set to go ahead today and described them as “tricky.”
“More meetings planned today over potential police shortage, following the Queen’s passing, for this weekend’s fixtures.
“Manchester United v Leeds and Chelsea v Liverpool among those being discussed. Officials ‘hopeful’ but it’s tricky.”
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Given the magnitude of the fixture and the high risk of trouble it brings, it would be no surprise to see this one also postponed ahead of the international break.
Resources are stretched right now, and with some huge fixtures in the Premier League, including Chelsea welcoming Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on the same day, the threat is large.
Jesse Marsch will be desperate to get his side playing again, as they look to bounce back from this small run of poor results, and where better to do that than in the backyard of your biggest rivals?
With urgent talks set to take place between clubs and the Police today, we should have an answer on this one very soon, maybe before the end of play.
Thankfully, there are no real travel concerns with it being relatively close, but most fans would have already paid for coaches or train travel, with refunds being hard to come by.
If this fixture doesn’t end up happening, Leeds will not play again in the Premier League this month with the international break to follow – that will be against Aston Villa on October 2nd.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement