May 17, 2016 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčOld Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
3-1
Bournemouth
Rooney (43'), Rashford (74'), Young (87')
Mata (66')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Smalling (93' og.)

Manchester United match abandoned after security alert

Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on August 29, 2009
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Manchester United's game with Bournemouth is abandoned as reports of a suspect device see fans evacuated from Old Trafford.

Manchester United's final Premier League game with Bournemouth has been abandoned after a security alert.

Thousands of United fans were evacuated from Old Trafford ahead of kickoff after a suspect package was found in the North-West quadrant of the stadium.

A code red security alert was announced over the public address system, with the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand evacuated first, although fans initially remained in the rest of the ground.

Greater Manchester Police have warned people to avoid the area around Old Trafford as they try to move around 75,000 to safety.

Police with sniffer dogs are inspecting the stadium for any sign of a suspect device.


United went into the game with hopes of overhauling rivals Manchester City for the final Champions League place, but potentially face a fixture headache as they prepare for next weekend's FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.

 AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson in action during the Pre season friendly match between Exeter City and AFC Bournemouth at St James Park on July 18, 2015
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