A number of supporters forced their way into Old Trafford ahead of the 4:30 p.m. kick-off against Liverpool on Sunday, as a protest against club owners, the Glazer family, turned into incidents of damage and violence.
The match was postponed about an hour later amid the disruption with a decision yet to be made on a rearranged date for the match to be played.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed six policemen were injured during the protest, one of whom needed hospital treatment and is now out.
“Six policemen have been injured so far, one policeman who suffered a fractured eye socket, requiring medical treatment, and another was wounded in the face, as a result of bottles and cans being thrown from the crowd. “, A statement from the Greater Manchester Police said.
“A third officer was dragged and kicked. The officer who attended the hospital has since been released.
“A 28-year-old man has been arrested as a result of this investigation and all available evidence is urgently examined to identify both the organizers of this protest and those responsible for the assaults on the officers. “
GMP Deputy Chief Constable Nick Bailey said: “The behavior shown at this protest was absolutely atrocious. The officers were just trying to do their job and facilitate a peaceful protest.
“However, a number of those present became hostile and aggressive towards the officers and forcibly entered the football fields, making it very clear that this demonstration was not peaceful and ruining it for the majority of the protesters who did not did not intend for the demonstration to turn violent.