Belfast Telegraph

We'll sort out Old Trafford security: Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward

By Graham Luney

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward admitted the club will learn the harsh lessons from Sunday's abandoned game against Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

The fake bomb, accidentally left by private security firm Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd (SSMS), had been reported as recovered following a training exercise.

Woodward said the device could not have been detected by sniffer dogs because it did not contain explosives, however he did admit United will need to raise their game to prevent another debacle.

"We are conducting a detailed evaluation with the help of the police and will share our findings across the rest of the game," said Woodward. "Valuable lessons will have been learned from Sunday's events and it is important that those are shared with other stadium operators to ensure that the safety of the public remains the first duty of us all."

The rearranged match will kick off tonight (8pm).

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