The ‘suspect package’ which forced Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth to be abandoned “was a phone attached to a pipe with wires hanging from it”, according to Stan Collymore.

Collymore, a former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker, now works for talkSPORT and has claimed on Twitter that he has received information from an employee at Old Trafford.
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It is understood that the mobile phone device was connected to a pipe inside a toilet at Old Trafford.

“Package was a phone attached to pipe with wires hanging from it. Found by customer in toilet,” Collymore tweeted, while the story has also been reported by a number of other sources.

The bomb squad has arrived at the stadium, where a ‘controlled explosion’ will reportedly take place.


“A controlled explosion” has taken place at Old Trafford, the Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.

Old Trafford was due to host Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday, but the match was abandoned in the build-up to kickoff when a ‘suspect package’ was found.

It is understood that the package in question related to a mobile phone device which was attached to a toilet inside the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.

The bomb disposal squad were later sent in and the police have now revealed that “a controlled explosion” has occurred.

“Latest update: A controlled explosion has just been carried out within the stadium by bomb disposal experts at Old Trafford. More to follow,” read the tweet.

It is thought that the match will be rescheduled for after the FA Cup final next weekend.

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