Violence during Sunday’s protests from Manchester United fans, which led to the Premier League game with Liverpool being postponed, has been condemned by the UK government’s sports minister and the mayor of Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said two officers were injured with one requiring hospital treatment after he was attacked with a bottle and suffered slash wound to his face.
“Passions are running high in football but there are ways to protest and make your voice heard without hurting or endangering others,” said Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Tourism and Sport.
“We understand the frustrations, but the violence by a small minority of fans at Old Trafford yesterday was unacceptable,” he said.
The fan protests against the Glazers, which have been taken place since they bought the club in 2005, have been reignited since United’s involvement in the attempt to create a breakaway European Super League.