Bournemouth offer fans free travel for rearranged Manchester United match at Old Trafford
By Ben Reynolds
Last Updated: 16/05/16 2:53pm
Bournemouth have offered free coach travel to supporters for their rearranged final Premier League game of the season at Manchester United.
Old Trafford was evacuated before the scheduled 3pm kick-off on Sunday after a suspicious package was discovered. The match was abandoned and then a controlled explosion was carried out just after 4.30pm before police confirmed the package was 'a training device left in error'.
The match was rescheduled for Tuesday, to be shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm, leaving visiting fans facing a 500-mile round trip twice in three days.
United confirmed that match tickets would be refunded and free entry given to the rearranged game. Bournemouth have now said they will also step in to ease the financial burden on supporters.
A statement from the club read: "AFC Bournemouth will offer supporters free coach travel to the Cherries' rearranged fixture against Manchester United on Tuesday, May 17 (8pm kick off).
"Supporters with a valid match ticket will be eligible for free travel."
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.