Manchester United have confirmed that they will open their gates free for Tuesday’s clash against Bournemouth after it was abandoned on Sunday due to bomb scare.
Security staff at the ground found a mobile phone with wires attached to a gas pipe in the men’s toilets located on the fifth floor of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand.
Once the stadium was empty, the bomb squad was called in to perform a controlled explosion, but later that night it was confirmed by police that the object found was a “training device” accidentally left behind following a training exercise.
In a statemate released on ManUtd.com, it read: “Ticket refunds will be given – and entry to the rescheduled match on Tuesday will be free – following the abandonment of Manchester United’s home match against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Season Ticket holders (for their equivalent match ticket price), match ticket purchasers and Matchday VIP purchasers will receive a refund.
Any supporters who would have accessed the stadium with their Season Card or Membership Card on Sunday will be able to do so again, and supporters with paper tickets can use them again too, all free of charge.
Replacement paper tickets can be issued and can be reprinted at Ticketing & Membership Services on Monday or Tuesday. Fans who come to the stadium to do this on Tuesday are advised to arrive early please to avoid queues.
The match will kick-off by 8pm and the refund expected to cost Manchester United £3m.