Manchester United and Liverpool will both face sanctions after fans clashed at Old Trafford at the end of last night’s Europa League match.
United were knocked out after a Martial penalty was cancelled out by a Coutinho strike, leaving them 3-1 down on aggregate.
But the match was marred late on by fans attacking one another in the East Stand area.
United have been charged over crowd disturbances, objects being thrown and blocking stairways.
Liverpool will face charges of illicit chants, crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and arriving late for kick-off.
Greater Manchester Police made five arrests after one fan let off a flare, scuffles broke out and a seat was thrown between two sets of supporters.
On Thursday, a banner with the word “Murderers” was tied to a sheet on a bridge over the M602 in Salford, just a couple of miles from Old Trafford.
It’s a route Liverpool supporters would use heading to the game.
The banner included the date of the Hillsborough disaster, 15 April 1989 in which 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
Police made aware of offensive banner that was hanging over the M602. Officers immediately dispatched and banner now taken down
— G M Police (@gmpolice) March 17, 2016
Police Match Commander Superintendent Jim Liggett said there were “a handful of concerning incidents” which were under investigation.
Main image by Greater Manchester Police
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