Three Manchester United fans attending the Europa League final in Gdansk suffered
minor injuries after they were the target of an attack on Tuesday night.
United have assisted the supporters, who were injured when a group of locals
targeted a bar where fans had congregated in the centre of the Polish city
Video on social media showed a mob of Lechia fans dressed in black attacking the
outside seating area of the Fahrenheit Club and Restaurant late on Tuesday night.
Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, the mayor of Gdansk, has condemned the attack. ‘Yesterday
there was a hooligan attack on the fans of the teams that came to the Europa League
final,’ she said on Twitter.
‘Gdansk is an open city. There is no place for any kind of violence! Dear fans and guests,
you are always welcome and we cordially welcome you to our city!’
Earlier footage had shown United fans chanting and drinking in the venue ahead of
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-ever final as a United manager.
The Norwegian head coach’s side faces Villarreal at the Gdansk stadium on Wednesday
A total of 9,500 spectators will attend the game including 2,000 from each finalist.
Half of United’s contingent are due to arrive in the Baltic seaport on Wednesday,
with former United icon and Derby manager Wayne Rooney understood to be among fans
flying out for the clash.
It’s understood a further 500 tickets have been purchased by United fans living in Poland.
United issued a statement saying: ‘Club staff were assisting a number of United fans in
Gdansk last night and today after an incident where some of our supporters were
attacked outside a bar in the city.’