Four arrested as West Ham fans clash with police after Man Utd defeat


West Ham were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford and four arrests were made after away unrest after the Premier League game

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In pictures: Man Utd v West Ham

Four people were arrested after disturbances in the West Ham area of ​​Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester United after a late goal from Marcus Rashford.

Footage then surfaced showing a mess outside, with West Ham investigating reports of the issues.

And Greater Manchester Police have confirmed to Sky Sports News that four arrests have been made, including a 33-year-old man suspected of assaulting a rescue worker.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of drunken and disorderly behavior, possession of cocaine and common assault.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of launching missiles and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of disturbing public order.

Greater Manchester Police added: “Two other men have been arrested and will be summoned at a later date for football-related offences.”

Four arrests were made after the ensuing unrest Man Utd v West Ham

West Ham felt tough after their narrow defeat, with some question marks over whether the Rashford winner should have been sent off for offside.

Speaking after the game, Hammers manager David Moyes said of the goal: “I haven’t seen it again, by all accounts everyone seems to think it’s good, we so we have to trust VAR to make the right decisions.”

Discussing the game, he added: “I just see it as the fact that they have a strong squad. I didn’t think they were bringing them in to make it so different,” he said.

“We defended quite well but we completely shut down, we didn’t do the things you learn as a young player trying to see games.

Late winner Marcus Rashford handed Man Utd a 1-0 victory over the Hammers


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“We had a good defensive organization but we lacked what we had in recent weeks, our attacking game was not up to par. There were a lot of good things about it but the result is the key.

“I don’t come to these games to turn around and lose, I’m really disappointed with the result but really happy with the performance of the players.

“For long games today I was happy with them, defensively rather than our attacking game. today was hard to take.”


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