Manchester United Match Against Blackpool Postponed Due to Frozen Field

Manchester United may drop out of the top of the Premier League standings this weekend thanks to Mother Nature.

United's Saturday match against Blackpool has been postponed due to frozen pitch at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road, according to the Guardian.

Referee Peter Walton inspected the field on Friday, determining that the field would not be ready to play on for Saturday.

"Mr. Walton expressed concern that the severely affected areas of the playing surface would not thaw sufficiently for the game to be completed," Blackpool said in a statement.

Blackpool tried to keep the game from being postponed by using pitch covers and hot-air blowers, but neither sufficiently thawed the field.

England is currently suffering through a bitter cold snap, with ice warnings being issued for many parts of the country and temperatures dipping below zero Celsius.

Man U stands at the top of the league, with 31 points, but a win this weekend by Arsenal or Chelsea, both of which have 29 points, would put either team ahead.

A rematch date has yet to be confirmed.

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