Dean Henderson was among the Manchester United players stuck inside their team hotel as a huge fans' protest saw their game with Liverpool postponed.

The Cumbrian star and his team-mates were seen looking on as protestors clashed with police outside the Lowry Hotel ahead of the scheduled Premier League clash.

Henderson and the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team had been due to leave the hotel for Old Trafford for yesterday's 4.30pm fixture.

The Whitehaven-born former Carlisle United academy goalkeeper had been due to start the game in the home team.

But the players had to remain in the Lowry as protests unfolded outside the city hotel.

Police guarded the doors of the hotel with the players left inside, fans having also blocked exit routes.

Henderson was seen watching the scenes from a window alongside team-mates including Luke Shaw and Lee Grant.

There were major protests at the stadium, meanwhile, with about 200 fans breaching security to enter the ground and break onto the pitch.

The protest against the Glazer family, who own Man Utd, saw the game eventually called off at about 5.35pm.

Police said two officers were injured following the protests.

The Man Utd players were later seen leaving the Lowry and boarding the team coach.

Whitehaven News: Man Utd's team coach leaves the Lowry Hotel after the game against Liverpool was postponed (photo: PA)Man Utd's team coach leaves the Lowry Hotel after the game against Liverpool was postponed (photo: PA)

The dramatic scenes followed a big gathering of fans at the stadium ahead of the game between two of the clubs who had been involved in the hugely controversial recent European Super League plans.

After scores of fans made their way into the ground and onto the pitch, it took two attempts by police to secure the stadium and make sure no more fans were inside.

Talks between the clubs and the Premier League went on to discuss whether the game could go ahead.

But later a statement from Man Utd said: "Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today.

“Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture."

Man Utd said they "completely acknowledged" the right of fans to carry out "free expression and peaceful protest" but added: “We regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger.

“We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”

Greater Manchester Police said flares were let off, bottles were thrown at some of their officers and barriers were launched at horses.

"Two officers have been injured with one officer being attacked with a bottle and sustaining a significant slash wound to his face requiring emergency hospital treatment," a statement said.

Whitehaven News: Dean Henderson had been due to start the game against Liverpool (photo: PA)Dean Henderson had been due to start the game against Liverpool (photo: PA)

A protest before the Sunday game had been planned.

Manchester United Supporters' Trust, in a statement before the game, said the ill-feeling had been the culmination of 16 years under the Glazers.

"On the back of the indefensible ESL proposals, and an 'apology' from the Glazers which we do not accept, we need to give fans a meaningful share in the ownership of United and a meaningful voice in how it is run," they added.