Police investigation into clashes ahead of Manchester United-Leeds match
Scuffles erupted ahead of Manchester United’s season opener against Leeds.
The idea on social media appears to show clashes on the streets, including a thrown chair and someone hit with a trash can.
Greater Manchester Police said no arrests had been made but work was underway to identify the suspected offenders.
A force spokesperson said on Twitter: “There were isolated incidents of disorder in the city ahead of this afternoon’s game at #OldTrafford and we worked closely with licensed locals to make sure that we could act quickly to cancel any incidents of concern and move people safely.
“No arrests have been made, but work has started with football intelligence officers from both clubs to identify the suspected offenders and hold them accountable for their actions.
“It is worth remembering that successful legal proceedings can lead to a two-year football ban order.”
Officers will remain in the city for the remainder of Saturday to minimize disruption, the force added.
An unverified video on Twitter appears to show people in a cafe watching a large group of people running down the street outside.
Some can be seen throwing projectiles and one person is seen falling to the ground as the group continues to move.
A person inside remarks “Good job, we are here” and police sirens sound as people outside clash.
An individual in a black top can be seen holding up a trash can while someone else throws a chair.