Man Utd to be involved in first Premier League game with fans since March

Manchester United’s trip to West Ham United on Saturday 5 November is set to be the first Premier League fixture to welcome fans since the 2019-20 season was suspended in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Hammers’ London Stadium will welcome up to 2,000 home supporters when the UK’s national lockdown comes to an end next weekend, with the capital city falling into tier 2.

Manchester itself is in tier 3, so City’s home game versus Fulham earlier in the day will not be allowed to host any fans.

Later on Saturday, Chelsea will be allowed to host fans for their game at Stamford Bridge versus Leeds United.

The 2019-20 campaign was halted for over three months, following a decision on by the Premier League on 13 March 2020 after a number of players and club staff became ill due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once the season recommenced with two matches on 17 June and a full round of matches played over the weekend of 19–22 June, the remainder of the campaign was played in front of empty stadiums. This has also been the case for the start of the new season.