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​Man Utd could lose points against Liverpool after Old Trafford protests

Manchester United could face punishment from the FA and Premier League over protests at the stadium ahead of their game against Liverpool on Sunday.

The league clash between the two historic rivals was postponed at the weekend, as fans protested outside Old Trafford pre-match and eventually made their way inside the stadium.

The two sets of players did not leave their hotels for the stadium, and there is no clear date set for when the game will be held.

According to the Daily Mirror, the FA's rulebook in section 8.3.4 states if United are at fault for the game not happening, Liverpool are awarded the result and three points.

It reads: "In the event of a match being abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its members or supporters the Board has the power to order that the match is not replayed and to award either one or three points to the Club not at fault.

"It cannot levy a financial penalty due to the conduct of a Club."

However, the Premier League rules state a club cannot be held to blame if the police are involved in the decision to postpone, which was the case on Sunday.

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