Six arrests made before Manchester United v Leeds

Six people have been arrested after a brawl before Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Leeds United in Manchester city centre.

Footage did the rounds before kick-off (12:30 BST) which showed chairs and bins flung in the air during a coming together in the city centre.

According to BBC, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said five people were held on suspicion of public order offences and one on suspicion of drug offences.

The GMP now claim to be working with both clubs to identify those involved.

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Today marked the full return of fans and most behaved and went about their day.

But, ultimately, we can say Leeds were beaten both on and off the pitch, right?

Manchester United unveiled new signing Raphael Varane on the pitch before the game started, and on top of that, the Reds beat “dirty Leeds” 5-1 following a Bruno Fernandes hat-trick.

Mason Greenwood and Fred were the other two players who managed to get their name on the scoresheet.

The lads will be hoping to make it two wins from two next weekend against Southampton.

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  1. As a Leeds Utd fan I have to say that yo really don’t help with remarks like “But, ultimately, we can say Leeds were beaten both on and off the pitch, right? I presume that you’re referring the violence with your “off the pitch”? followed by you “dirty Leeds” remark. Ask yourself are you trying to inflame this hatred amongst both sets of fans? If this is the case, you should be ashamed and this website should be shut down.

  2. Fans of both teams have disgraced the English game, this is NOT a time for people to be fighting with each other and while people still labelling other people Ie such as fans turning on each other labelling each other cause they wear a different shirt but yet as we have have been doing these things for all you proper United fans on both sides who went into the ground and watched the game yesterday peacefully thankyou but yet again as we have seen before a game of such high rivalry is over shadowed by what has gone on off the pitch by a minority of fans.On a lighter note what a game well done man utd you made every utd proud to wear the shirt keep it up boys ALWAYS MANCHESTER UNITED and just like racism there is no room for violence in or outside of the grounds

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