Manchester United emailed fans asking that they remain away from the stadiums while games are held behind closed doors to help keep everyone safe, Goal.com reports.
The email says: “We share your disappointment that from within the stadium you won’t be able to watch United in person, but we would encourage you to give your continued loyal support from the comfort and safety of your home.
“We are also asking for your cooperation not to travel to any stadium we play on match days at. By supporting from home and following instructions from the authorities, you will play your part in keeping your friends and family and all United fans safe.”
There were fears that fans might crowd in the vacant grounds on matchday and originally it was recommended that fixtures be played in neutral venues to reduce the risk. The proposal has since been rejected but there is still some doubt regarding the capacity for growing crowds.
As such, United asked for cooperation from the fans in an email sent to season ticket holders on Tuesday morning and said all efforts were made to ensure that games were broadcast:
“The Premier League and its media partners will work on delivering the best broadcast coverage of our games to help with that.”