Manchester United v Bournemouth rescheduled for Tuesday, live on Sky Sports
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 16/05/16 10:49am
Manchester United's postponed Premier League match against Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday at 8pm, the Premier League has announced.
The Old Trafford clash will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm.
A security alert in the stadium's north west quadrant led to spectators in the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand being evacuated prior to kick-off on Sunday, before the remaining fans were told to follow, being told the match 'had been abandoned due to a security alert'.
Bomb disposal experts then carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package just after 4.30pm.
A Premier League statement read: "We can confirm that today's abandoned fixture between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday 17 May at 8:00pm.
"We would like to thank Manchester United's staff, the police and other emergency services for all their efforts today as well as rearranging the match for this coming Tuesday.
"Both Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth's management has been extremely helpful in reaching a swift resolution, which is the best possible given today's events."
The Bournemouth squad is understood to have flown back to the south coast on Sunday, unaware the game would be rescheduled so quickly, and will fly back on Tuesday morning.
United confirmed just before midnight on Sunday that match tickets will be refunded and free entry given to the rearranged game.
A further statement read: "Any supporters who would have accessed the stadium with their Season Card or Membership Card on Sunday will be able to do so again, and supporters with paper tickets can use them again too, all free of charge.
"Replacement paper tickets can be issued and can be reprinted at Ticketing & Membership Services on Monday or Tuesday. Fans who come to the stadium to do this on Tuesday are advised to arrive early please to avoid queues."
The issue of a re-arranged date for the fixture was further complicated by Manchester United's involvement in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace next Saturday, May 21.