Man Utd And Leeds Fans Clash As Violence Mars Pre-Season Friendly In Perth
Manchester United and Leeds fan clashed in the stands as violent scenes marred their friendly in Perth.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men continued their pre-season on Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Leeds United but there were ugly scenes both during and after the match at Optus Stadium.
Footage filmed by fans and Nine News Perth showed punches being thrown during and altercation between a group of fans from either side.
Speaking to Perth News, Manchester United fan Caitlin Rose witnessed the violence unfold and said, "I personally wasn't scared but quite a few others were and some ladies were screaming so much for police to come as it just escalated so quickly.
"Some people then left after the police came as it was near the end of the game."
The report claimed that a man in a Leeds top knocked over a Manchester United fan and started throwing punches whilst he was on the ground, whilst another joined in to kick him.
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Heavy handed stewarding during the game at Optus Stadium! No need for that all! Lads getting turfed out by the neck! #lufc #LeedsEverywhere #UnitedDownUnder pic.twitter.com/vkHsBpPWFX
- Leeds Everywhere :earth_africa: (@LeedsEverywhere) July 17, 2019
Another fan of the Premier League club complained about another Leeds fan's behaviour, saying, "He was sitting right behind us. We accept that there is rivalry between the two clubs but to go to that extent, he was very abusive.
"There were so many parents there with young kids under 10, we were all shaking our heads.
"One friend turned around and told him to zip it and he went off his face, I was afraid for myself as well that it was going to come down to blows. He said 'if you don't like it you can p**s off'."
There was an attempted pitch invasion by one fan during the match but he was stopped before making it onto the pitch, with eagle eyed viewers noticing one steward 'decking' it during the chase.
On the pitch Marcus Rashford scored a brilliant goal as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side won 4-0 with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James all impressing.