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Flares thrown at pundits Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher as Man Utd fans storm Old Trafford

Manchester United fans launched flares at Sky Sports’ pundits up in the stands amid their furious siege on Old Trafford on Sunday.

Thousands of angry supporters broke into United’s stadium ahead of their Premier League clash against rivals Liverpool to protest against the club’s owners the Glazers.

Many of them even got onto the pitch just hours before the game was due to kick-off, as they were chanting ‘you scouse b*******’ and ‘we want Glazers out’.

Some of those involved then targeted the pundits, including Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, with one flare narrowly falling short of making it into the pundits box.

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Flares were thrown in their direction, while United fans joined in a chant of ‘Keano, Keano’ at the sight of former Red Devils captain Roy Keane.

United fans chucked flares at the Sky Sports pundits
United fans chucked flares at the Sky Sports pundits

Discussions are now taking place to determine whether the game will go ahead, with ground staff investigating a possible Covid breach.

Fans were seen climbing on top of the goals and removing the corner flags which had been prepared ready for the game to kick-off at 4:30pm.

A report from The Athletic also claims groundsmen were inspecting damage to the pitch while some broadcast cameras have reportedly been smashed.

Fans were forced to leave the stadium but some are still believed to be inside.

Some fans had also congregated at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, where United meet ahead of every home game, to protest with more flares being let off outside.

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The teams would normally be arriving at the ground at least an hour before kick-off but there are now serious doubts over the game going ahead.

If United’s coronavirus bubble has been breached organisers could look to abandon the fixture and replay it at a later date.

Those protesting have been unhappy with the way United have been run by the Glazers ever since their takeover, but the club’s recent involvement in the failed European Super League plot has stirred up some old emotions.

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