3 May 2021

Understand fans’ ‘frustrations’, ministers say after Manchester United protest

Fans’ frustration towards some football clubs and their ownership needs to be understood, ministers conceded today – after last night’s violent scenes outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground.

Their match against Liverpool had to be postponed after clashes broke out during a rally by fans angry with the club’s American owners.Several police officers were injured – with one needing hospital treatment. A 28-year-old man has been arrested.