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Souness says Man Utd postponement means "something went on we don’t know about"

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has suggested the postponement of the game against Manchester United happened because “something went off we don’t know about”.

The Reds missed out on their chance to get into a European spot as their clash with their rivals was called off for another day.

It was down to a protest by Red Devils fans ,which saw a group of approximately 200 break into Old Trafford as they vented their fury at the Glazers.

A statement from United said the match had been postponed “due to safety and security considerations around the protest today”.

But Souness, who won five First Division titles at Anfield as a player, suggested another incident could have been behind the postponement.

Speaking on Sky Sports from Old Trafford, the 67-year-old said: “I hope I’m wrong, it’s a big decision to call the game off, but it would suggest that something went on that we don’t know about.

“If you’ve come out today to achieve something that will be seen throughout the world, then they’ve achieved that and more with the game being postponed.

“But for the Police to say that it isn’t safe, then it would suggest that something has happened that we don’t know about.”

Fans broke into the 80,000-seater stadium two hours before the scheduled 4:30pm kick-off, with one supporter throwing a flare at the Sky Sports platform.

The United supporters were showing their anger at their American owners who had played a big part in the failed European Super League.

Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville praised the group for getting their message across, saying they were justified in their protest.

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  • But Souness has claimed that it will not reach the Glazer family in America, suggesting it would not “impact on their thoughts”.

    It comes as Neville also took aim at Souness’ former club Liverpool, saying their have shown “signs of desperation”.

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