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Manchester United vs. Bournemouth: Plans confirmed for rearranged fixture after Old Trafford bomb scare

Manchester United have confirmed that their postponed fixture against Bournemouth has been rearranged for Tuesday evening.

The two sides were set to round off their Premier League campaign at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon—simultaneously with the rest of the EPL fixtures across the country.

However, the fixture was delayed and then suspended when a suspicious package was identified in the stadium.

Old Trafford was then evacuated, with a bomb disposal unit destroying the device, and Greater Manchester Police later identifying it as a “training device which had accidentally been left by a private company following a training exercise involving explosive search dogs.”

As confirmed by United on their official website, the match has been rearranged for Tuesday evening at 20h.

The rescheduling gives the Red Devils a chance to finish the league season and then prepare for their FA Cup final showdown against Crystal Palace.

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With Manchester City having drawn away at Swansea City, United have little to play for in the league—giving Louis van Gaal a chance to rest some of his key players—although Bournemouth could move up two places with a win.

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