MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United dismissed speculation Tuesday that the club’s 67,000-seat stadium was a target for al-Qaida terrorists. British media reported that seven people arrested in anti-terrorist raids in the Manchester area Monday were planning suicide bomb attacks at the soccer team’s high-profile Premier League game against Liverpool on Saturday.

The only improvement would be if Bayern Munich were the visitors. Or Dirty Leeds, but then, considering their performance this year, I suppose a bomb would be redundant.