Manchester United will be among the Premier League clubs who will continue to play behind closed doors after the UK Government confirmed that Greater Manchester has been placed in tier three of the new local restrictions.
Manchester City, Burnley, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Wolves, West Brom and Leicester will also have to continue playing in empty stadiums.
However, the other 10 Premier League clubs will be able to play in front of up to 2000 fans as of December 2nd. United’s rivals Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will be able to open their doors.
The same will be the case for the likes of Fulham, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Everton, Southampton and Brighton. Tiers for different regions will change as and when the spread of the virus changes over time.
No professional team will be able to have the maximum 4000 supporters as only three regions: Cornwall, Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly have been afforded tier one status.