Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Live stream, start time, TV, how to watch Premier League 2021 (Sun., May 2). It’s Manchester United vs. Liverpool Sunday as two of England’s soccer superpowers face of in English Premier League play. Man. U. has the upper hand in the standings, sitting in second place. Liverpool, meanwhile, has fallen below expectations as last year’s EPL champs and currently sits sixth. However, much of the attention this weekend will be on the fans and their expected protest of the Glazer Family in the fallout of the European Super League. While Manchester United it looking up at Man. City in the EPL standings, the club is coming off a big-time win over AS Roma in Europa League play earlier this week. Bruno Fernandes is the leading scorer with Marcus Rashford making major contributions as well. On the other side, Liverpool is coming of back-to-back draws after being knocked out of Champions League play by Real Madrid. Mohamed Salah remains the centerpiece of the attack along with Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.
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Manchester United tried to reassure skeptical fans that it won’t revive plans for the Super League, though many supporters still expressed outrage on Friday.
The exchange took place in a team-run fan forum with United attempting to make amends amid reports that thousands of supporters plan to protest Sunday at Old Trafford when the team hosts Liverpool.
“I can assure you that we have learned our lesson from the events of the past week and we do not seek any revival of the Super League plans,” United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement to the forum.
United and Liverpool were among six Premier League clubs that tried to form an exclusive European Super League along with three clubs each from Spain and Italy. Widespread opposition quickly ended the project, with all six English teams backing out within 48 hours of the announcement.
The “Big 6” clubs have been in damage control since, offering various forms of apologies and statements of regret, while fans long frustrated with billionaire owners have called for wholesale changes.
United co-owner Joel Glazer said in a statement on April 21 that “we apologize unreservedly” and pledged to work closely with supporters to rebuild trust.
At the Friday forum, however, the Manchester United Supporters Trust issued a statement rejecting Glazer’s apology and proposing changes “to rebalance the current ownership structure in the favor of supporters.”
“We are disgusted, embarrassed and angry at the owner’s actions in relation to the planning, formation and announcement of the European Super League,” said the supporters trust, which boasts 200,000 members worldwide.
“Joel Glazer’s subsequent apology is not accepted. Actions speak louder than words and he and his family have shown time and again that their sole motivation is personal profit at the expense of our football club.”
Woodward, who is stepping down at the end of the year, apologized Friday for his role in the Super League decision. Discarding the principle of open competition and earning places was a mistake, he said.
“As Joel said last week, we failed to give enough weight to the essential principles and traditions of sporting merit which are so vital to football not just in domestic competition but in European competition since the mid-1950s,” he said. “We want to restate our commitment to those traditions.”
Liverpool are due to play at Old Trafford, but the match against Man United is in doubt due to a huge protest. We’re live to bring you the latest.
Kickoff at Old Trafford was due to be 4.30pm (UK) but will be delayed due to the ongoing protests at the stadium and team hotel. The match itself is also in doubt.
Subs: Adrian, R.Williams, Tsimikas, Wijnaldum, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Shaqiri, Jota
Due to this weekend’s social media boycott, supporters will be unable to follow Manchester United’s game against Liverpool via the club’s official social media channels.
United will join the rest of English football for a social media boycott from today [Friday] at 15:00 BST to 23:59 BST on Monday 3 May, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.
As part of this, we will switch off all of our official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts across the world, meaning there will be no coverage of Sunday’s meeting at Old Trafford on these club platforms.
Supporters will still be able to follow the 16:30 BST kick-off via our other official avenues, however, which will remain unaffected.
That includes MUTV, which will provide build-up, live radio commentary and full post-match reaction from the encounter.
There will also be rolling updates available at ManUtd.com and on our Official App, where you’ll be able to find team news as we count down to kick-off along with in-game data through our Match Centre across the 90 minutes, before we bring you live reaction following the final whistle.
For fans in the UK, the game will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
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