Manchester United could face a points deduction after fans forced the postponement of their Premier League fixture with Liverpool, according to Daily Mail.
The report claims the Premier League and Football Association are investigating the mass protests that led to the postponement of the game against Liverpool on Sunday.
Under Premier League rules, points can be deducted where a club fails to ensure the safety of players and staff, as well as entry and exit from the ground.
The FA can also impose fines, in a long list of potential punishments, which includes ground closures and suspension from competitions. And it can demand the club responsible for any postponement compensates the other side for any costs.
The Red Devils were scheduled to face Liverpool at 16:30 GMT on Sunday, but the game was postponed after hundreds of fans forced their way into the stadium.
There were also protests outside Manchester’s Lowry Hotel, where United’s players and coaching staff were waiting to leave for the stadium.
A flare was reportedly thrown in the direction of the Sky Sports TV gantry at Old Trafford and according to FA rules, Manchester United face possible punishment for that.
A point deduction by the FA for the protests at Old Trafford on Sunday could see the Red Devils miss out on a top four finish.