Man Utd vs. Bournemouth to be played on Tuesday after bomb scare

Manchester United and Bournemouth will return to Old Trafford on Tuesday night to play the final game of the Premier League season, the league announced Sunday.

The game was originally due to be played Sunday alongside all the other games in Week 38 of the season, but was postponed after a suspect package was discovered in the northwest quadrant of the ground.

The bomb disposal squad was called in and a controlled explosion was carried out within the stadium. Greater Manchester Police later disclosed the device was a dummy that had been left over from a previous training exercise.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. BST, according to a league statement.

"We would like to thank Manchester United's staff, the police and other emergency services for all their efforts today as well as rearranging the match for this coming Tuesday," the statement read.

"Both Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth's management has been extremely helpful."

United need a point to secure a direct place in next season's Europa League group stage, though they could also earn that with a victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

If United lose at home to Bournemouth, and in the FA Cup final, they would enter the Europa League in the third qualifying round at the end of July.

Any hopes of sneaking into the Champions League are purely mathematical, as United would need to beat Bournemouth by 19 goals to overtake Man City in fourth.