Manchester United’s final Premier League match of the 2015/16 season was abandoned following a security alert at Old Trafford because of a suspect package.
The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End were both evacuated before the tie against the Cherries, which was originally set to kick-off at 15:00pm, before sniffer dogs were brought in to search the stands.
The Premier League club initially announced the match had been delayed, before shortly calling off the game on police advice.
An “operation red code” alert was heard over Old Trafford’s tannoy at around 14:40pm whilst both sets of players were warming up.
Manchester United, via Twitter, then declared: “Due to the discovery of a suspect package in the north-west quadrant of the ground, the match has been abandoned for today on police advice.
“People in the stadium are advised to remain in their seats while the forecourt is cleared of fans evacuated from the stadium. Further announcements will be made as soon as possible.”
The Premier League have already announced that they will look to rearrange the match as soon as possible, although Louis van Gaal’s side will be participating in the 2016 Emirates FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 21.
Following the rest of Sunday’s final Premier League results; Manchester United currently sit sixth in the English top-flight, although the Red Devils can realistically snatch fifth spot from Southampton if they avoid defeat against Eddie Howe’s side in the rearranged fixture.
On the other hand, Bournemouth stay 16th in the league table having not featured this afternoon, although the Cherries can finish 13th/14th if they secure all three points at Old Trafford.