Manchester United have issued a statement, in reaction to the latest coronavirus restrictions imposed by the UK government.
Under the new guidelines, which are still based on a tier system, tier-1 areas are those locations with a ‘medium’ risk of the virus, while tier-2 and 3 are for ‘high’ and ‘very high’ areas.
Manchester United have been ranked tier-3, which all but ensures fans cannot return to Old Trafford for now.
Reacting to the new guidelines, a statement from the club read: “Manchester United notes the government decision to keep Trafford in the tier-3 category of coronavirus restrictions. Games at Old Trafford will continue to take place behind closed doors until further notice. Our plans for safely welcoming fans back to Old Trafford are well advanced and we look forward to doing so, as soon as we are given the go-ahead.”
Meanwhile, locations like London and Liverpool have been placed in tier-2, which means they can host up to 2,000 fans, although sadly, the rules prevent away fans from attending.