UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news

The Premier League will hold a meeting on Friday and Man United chief Ed Woodward has shed some light on the possible restart of the season.

UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news

The Premier League will hold a meeting on Friday and Man United chief Ed Woodward has shed some light on the possible restart of the season.

UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news
29 April 2020 - 22:23 ( 2020-04-29 22:23:25 )

Ed Woodward has all but confirmed Premier League fixtures would be played behind closed doors if the season restarts. A Premier League fixture has not taken place since Leicester City thrashed Aston Villa on March 9 and the league was suspended on March 13 after the Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta contracted the coronavirus. Although the Premier League pencilled in a provisional return date of April 3, that was then moved back until April 30 before the organisation postponed the season indefinitely. The Premier League will hold a meeting on Friday but there is mounting uncertainty over a possible June date to resume the campaign after sport in France was banned until September. The Dutch league has already cancelled its season. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Woodward was speaking on the fans' forum via a video conference call last Friday and expressed optimism over a restart, citing plans in Germany to recommence the Bundesliga on May 8. However, there has been a spike in coronavirus cases in Germany after the lockdown was eased and clubs are waiting on a decision from chancellor Angela Merkel, which could be delivered on Thursday. Read More Related Articles Ed Woodward makes United transfer promise Read More Related Articles Exclusive: Meet the man behind Fred's transformation at United "I think we all agree that we want supporters back watching football at Old Trafford as soon as possible," Woodward said. "That can only happen when we are advised it is safe to do so, and clearly the government has a major say in that. "No decisions have been made yet but we think it is possible that the initial games, particularly the ones related to finishing or trying to complete this season, will probably have to be played behind closed doors - but that isn't confirmed yet. Read More Related Articles United stance on possible training return for individual work Read More Related Articles United get permission for rail seating trial at Old Trafford "We’re not necessarily happy about that. Clearly football requires our fans in the stadium for it to be complete, but public health must come first and, as I said, this is down to the government. "It’s important to get back to playing football and complete this season once it’s safe to do so. We are starting to see some other countries make positive steps in this direction such as Germany. You may have seen in the press [report last week] they are training the players, albeit not yet together properly as a squad. But that’s coming as the next stage of the protocol and they are aiming to restart their season from, I think, the second weekend of May. Read More Related Articles Premier League statement on restart proposals for the season Read More Related Articles United players stepping up fitness ahead of possible Premier League restart "From a UK perspective there is still huge uncertainty, so we will keep fans informed as soon as decisions are made, including consultation through this forum." Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi suggested the Ligue 1 champions could play their Champions League home games abroad, since they are banned from hosting matches in France over the next four months. Woodward expects any remaining league matches that are played to be staged in England. "There was an interesting question about competitive games overseas. I've not heard anything on that and I would expect our remaining domestic games to be played in England," Woodward added.

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UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news


UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news


UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news


UK Man United chief Ed Woodward gives update on possible Premier League restart last minute news

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