The street scandal broke out in the run-up to the derby between the Red Devils and Bielsa’s team. Police officers had to intervene so that the thing did not happen to greater
What promised to be a football party at Old Trafford ended up being somewhat clouded by the scenes of violence that occurred around the stadium minutes from the opening whistle of the match valid for the first date of the Premier League between Manchester United and Leeds . Fans of both sides braided each other on the day of the return of the visiting public to the courts of England.
In the last two days of last season, the British stadiums had reopened their doors but only for local fans and with limited capacity due to the coronavirus (barely 25% of the total capacity). After the last satisfactory precedent for the semifinals and final of the European Championship at Wembley with almost packed spectators, the attendance was allowed from the first day.
A large group of Leeds supporters traveled to Manchester and the rivalry between the two clubs was reflected in a hellish brawl that was captured from inside a pub by one of the diners who recorded everything with his cell phone camera. Fist blows, garbage cans used as projectiles and even chairs in the air was what came to be seen in the face of the attempt to contain a police officer asking for reinforcements.
MANCHESTER UNITED IS DOWN BEFORE THE START OF THE GAME 🔥🔥🔥🔥
NO BE SMALL FIGHT OOOH pic.twitter.com/5gEBlCNhqa
— Kweku Spider 🕷️ 🇬🇭⚡ (@lyp_ton) August 14, 2021
THEN THERE WAS FOOTBALL AND THE UNITED BEAT THE LEEDS
At Old Trafford the ball rolled and the homeowner was dispatched with a historic win against the team led by Marcelo Bielsa. It was 5-1 for the Red Devils thanks to the stellar performance of the Portuguese Bruno Fernandes , author of a hattrick (the Frenchman Paul Pogba also excelled with 4 assists). Mason Greenwood and Brazilian Fred scored the remainder, while Luke Ayling had temporarily equalized at dawn of the second half with a true work of art.
The hierarchy of the cast led by the Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was supreme against a moderate Leeds that barely had Junior Firpo as reinforcement. United was a parade of international figures with the Spanish David de Gea, the English Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, the aforementioned authors of the goals and the elegant Pogba, plus the income from the bank of the British Jadon Sancho, the French Anthony Martial and the Serbian Nemanja Matic. More? At halftime the locals presented their brand new reinforcement, the French former Real Madrid Raphael Varane.