Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday has been rescheduled and is set to take place at 12:30pm instead due to a strange reason.
To get the weekend started, Chelsea will host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Red Devils will be looking to improve on their 100 per cent winning record at Old Trafford. They have lost just one point away from Southampton this season.
The original match was scheduled for 3pm, but it has been moved due to a nearby concert that will take place in the evening.
The decision comes at the request of the Trafford Council Safety Advisory Group amid safety concerns for fans.
Manchester’s Courteeners will perform at Old Trafford cricket field in a sold-out show. It will be their first live performance since the pandemic.
Johnny Marr, an ex-Smiths member and City fan, will be supporting the United-supporting bands. Also, the Blossoms and others will be there.
Man United commented in a club statement: “Our home match against Aston Villa on 25 September has been brought forward to a 12:30 BST kick-off, following a request from Trafford Council Safety Advisory Group to move the game due to the Courteeners concert at Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, on the same day.
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“This request was supported by Greater Manchester Police and TfGM [Transport for Greater Manchester] to avoid significant crowd, traffic and operational issues locally,” It was easy to see why, as they are only one mile apart.
“We regret any disruption that this may cause around our supporters’ plans for the day.”
Chelsea and Man City won their EFL Cup matches earlier this week, while United lost to West Ham.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the league’s star striker, will be looking to continue his impressive form. He has already scored three goals in the league.