Cop 'punches Man Utd fan FOUR times on camera'

Cop 'punches Man Utd fan FOUR times on camera': Police drag supporter across road before officer 'repeatedly beats' him on ground during arrest as 200 fans protest outside team's hotel Footage emerged of an officer appearing to punch football fan amid ugly clashes Video filmed ahead of 's game against Liverpool last night Several officers dragged one protester away before pinning him to the ground 

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 09:32 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 09:32 BST, 3 May 2021

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Footage has emerged of a police officer appearing to punch a football fan amid ugly clashes ahead of 's game against Liverpool last night. 

The match was dramatically called off yesterday after anti-Glazer protesters got onto the Old Trafford pitch and clashed with police outside the stadium.

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In footage captured outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, an officer appears to hit a fan several times as he lies on the ground while being arrested.

In footage captured outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, an officer appears to hit a fan several times as he lies on the ground while being arrested

In footage captured outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, an officer appears to hit a fan several times as he lies on the ground while being arrested

Several officers can be seen dragging one protester away before pinning him to the ground

Several officers can be seen dragging one protester away before pinning him to the ground

Video captured by The Mirror shows several officers dragging one protester away before pinning him to the ground. 

One officer tells onlookers to 'get back' as his colleagues tell the man arrested to 'stop resisting.' 

MailOnline has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.  

Fans had tried to blockade the Lowry Hotel to prevent the United team from leaving for the game, leading to further outbreaks of trouble.

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Two police officers were hurt in the disorder as they were pelted with bottles, with one sustaining a serous facial injury. 

Two police officers were hurt in the disorder as they were pelted with bottles and responded with a baton charge to break up the mob.

It is the first time a Premier League fixture has been postponed due to a protest, and Greater Manchester Police has now launched

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