Manchester United set to vote in favour of finishing the season and helping Liverpool win league


The Premier League are reportedly planning to ask all 20 clubs for their views on whether the season should be declared null and void. 

There is huge uncertainty about when it will be safe for games to take place, at least in front of fans, with the initial return date of April 3 now thought highly unlikely. 

When different teams are asked for their views, the league will need a massive majority of 14 clubs to vote in favour of scrapping the season if that's the course of action they are to take. 

It goes without saying that Liverpool want to finish the campaign, as they teeter on the edge of glory with just two more wins needed to win the title. 

Then there are the likes of Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich, who cannot reasonably be relegated with nine games still to play. 

As for everyone else, it's anyone's guess how they will vote - but some might be more predictable than others. 

Manchester United are currently fifth, just three points off fourth. 

According to the Mirror, that means the Red Devils will vote AGAINST cancelling the rest of the season, in doing so handing Liverpool's hopes a boost. 

United fans may secretly have been relishing the thought of their bitter rivals being denied title number 19, bringing them within just one triumph of equalling their tally. 

Yet the reality is that clubs are likely to vote in their own self-interest. Just look at the comments of West Ham chairwoman Karren Brady. It's no wonder she wanted the season called off with her side having spent a good deal of it flirting with relegation. 

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All this is assuming that team votes will be decisive. It may yet be out of their hands. 

Nobody knows when the coronavirus crisis is going to be over and that represents a logistical nightmare for the football authorities. 

Will Euro 2020 have to be cancelled? Can the games be completed in the summer or as late as September? What impact will all that have on the 2020/21 season? 

On Thursday, we're hoping to find out some answers to those questions when the Premier League hold another emergency meeting. 

And if Liverpool are left heartbroken, robbed of their first title in three decades, at least they won't have United to blame. 

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