Manchester United are evaluating their security procedures after a pitch intruder entered Old Trafford with two toy guns during last month’s Champions League game against Juventus.
Shortly after play got proceeding during the hosts’ 1-0 defeat to the Italian champions, a fan ran across the pitch and was controlled by marshal close to the players.
The Daily Mail reported Old Trafford security personnel later take a look at his seat and found two toy guns in a bag.
Manchester United said the safety of fans was an “absolute priority” for the club.
A narrator added: “Carrying a children’s miniature plastic toy gun into a stadium is clearly an extremely irresponsible act.
“Fortunately, the actions of the pitch intruder at the Juventus game did not hurt anyone.
“However as the security and safety of all fans and staff is the out-and-out priority at Manchester United, the club without delay launched an investigation into the situations around this issue. This includes a full evaluate of our already-rigorous security protocols, using our own security teams together with external expert consultants.”
At the time of the incident, Greater Manchester Police confirmed a man in his 40s was kept in custody overnight, having been arrested on suspicion of pitch Intrusion.
The pitch Intrusion was one of three on the night which has seen United charged by UEFA with the incident to be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 22