Manchester United have accepted the government’s decision to place Greater Manchester in the Tier 3 category of regional COVID-19 restrictions.
Regions in Tier 3 are listed as ‘very high alert’ and means United cannot welcome up to 4,000 supporters back inside Old Trafford for next week’s Champions League visit of Paris Saint-Germain.
Fans could be present for United’s trip to West Ham next weekend – which is yet to be assigned a kick-off time and date – but away fans will not be permitted entry.
The statement read: “Manchester United notes the government decision to keep Trafford in the Tier 3 category of COVID-19 restrictions. This means games at Old Trafford will continue to take place behind closed doors until further notice.
“Our plans for safely welcoming back fans to Old Trafford are well advanced and we look forward to doing so as soon as we are given the go-ahead. We will continue to work with local authorities on finalising our plans so that we can move quickly when our area comes out of Tier 3.
“Some of our forthcoming away games in Tier 2 areas may take place with a limited number of fans in attendance. However, under current guidelines, away fans will not be permitted to attend.
“We thank our fans for their continued patience and will keep them informed of further developments.”