Three Manchester United fans are injured in Gdansk as a crowd of Polish football hooligans dressed in a black ambush the bar where they were drinking ahead of the Europa League final
- Three Manchester United supporters have been injured in attacks in Gdansk
- Supporters of the Premier League club have been targeted by fans of Lechia Gdansk
- The hooligans were dressed in black and descended on the Fahrenheit Club
Three Manchester United fans were injured after being attacked by Lechia Gdansk supporters in the Polish city for the Europa League final.
United confirmed that they are helping the victims of the unprovoked incident in a city center bar, including the three who sustained minor injuries.
Video on social media showed a crowd of black-clad Lechia fans attacking the outdoor seating area of the Fahrenheit Club and restaurant late Tuesday night.
Manchester United fans were attacked while attending the Fahrenheit Club in Gdansk
A group of black-clad hooligans with hoods left three fans injured and significant damage to the bar
Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, the mayor of Gdańsk, has condemned the attack. “Yesterday there was a hooligan attack on the fans of the teams coming to the Europa League final,” she said on Twitter.
‘Gdansk is an open city. There is no room for violence of any kind! Dear fans and guests, you are always welcome and we wish you a warm welcome to our city! ‘
Previous footage showed United fans singing and drinking in the venue ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-ever final as United manager.
The team of the Norwegian head coach will face Villarreal in the stadium of Gdansk on Wednesday evening.
About 2,000 United supporters have been able to collect tickets for this year’s final
A total of 9,500 spectators will attend the competition, including 2,000 from each finalist. Half of United’s contingent will arrive in the Baltic Seaport on Wednesday, with former United icon and Derby manager Wayne Rooney reportedly among the fans flying to the game.
Another 500 tickets are known to have been purchased by United fans living in Poland.
United released a statement saying, “Club staff assisted a number of United fans in Gdansk last night and today following an incident where some of our supporters were attacked outside a bar in town.”