Old Trafford abandonment could mean Wembley heartbreak for Manchester United’s FA Cup hero

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Marouane Fellaini faces the agony of missing the FA Cup final after Manchester United’s end-of-season game against Bournemouth at Old Trafford was abandoned over safety fears.

According to BBC Sport, the game was called off after shortly after 3.00pm after a suspect package was found, with a controlled explosion later taking place inside the stadium.

BBC Sport reports that the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End were evacuated before the whole of Old Trafford eventually emptied as the bomb disposal team came in.

The Premier League has announced via its website that it is looking to rearrange the match as soon as possible, but logistical issues could mean that is after Saturday’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.

Should the rescheduled match not be before the cup final, Fellaini would miss his Wembley date through suspension as he still has one game of his three-match ban for violent conduct to serve.

That would be rough justice for the Belgian midfielder, who scored the winner in United’s quarter-final triumph over West Ham United, and again in their semi-final victory over Everton.

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