Police probe clashes ahead of Man Utd's Premier League opener

Sat 14 August 2021 | 15:27

Greater Manchester Police are investigating clashes ahead of Saturday's Premier League game at Old Trafford.

This evening,

Manchester United

held the opening match of their Premier League in Old Trafford against


, which was accompanied by a 5-1 victory for the Red Devils. Ahead of today's match, a video went viral on social media showing fans of the two teams clashing on the street. On the back of that, the Greater Manchester Police have said no arrests have been made, but work is under way to identify any suspects.

A spokesman for the force tweeted: "

There have been isolated incidents of disorder in the city ahead of this afternoon's game at #OldTrafford and we have worked closely with licensed premises to ensure we could act swiftly to negate any incidents of concern and move people on safely.

"No arrests were made but work has begun with football intelligence officers from both clubs to identify any suspected offenders and hold them to account for their actions.

"It's worth a reminder that successful prosecution can lead to a two-year football banning order."

The forces added that officers would remain in the city until the end of Saturday to minimize disruption.



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