Manchester United are reviewing their security after a man who invaded the pitch during their Champions League clash with Juventus was found to have smuggled two toy guns into Old Trafford.
The spectator, who was arrested and held in police custody overnight, was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act after he ran on to the field three minutes into the home side’s 1-0 defeat last Tuesday.
As United prepared to take a free-kick in front of a 73,946 crowd, the man, in his 40s, made a beeline for the players but slipped as he got close and was tackled by stewards. When security staff went to his seat they found a backpack which contained what has been described as two toy guns.
Manchester United are reviewing security after two toy guns were smuggled into Old Trafford
The man was arrested and held in police custody and detained under the Mental Health Act
The breach raises serious questions for United, who have spent huge sums trying to ensure that Old Trafford is a safe venue and who launched ‘enhanced searches’ at the beginning of last season.
All bags should be rigorously examined and those with bags over a certain size are ordered to surrender them for later collection. Searches are also carried out at turnstiles. How the man