Three Manchester United fans are hurt in Gdansk as a mob of Polish football hooligans dressed in black ambush the bar where they were drinking ahead of the Europa League final
- Three Manchester United supporters have been left hurt by attacks in Gdansk
- Supporters of the Premier League club were targeted by Lechia Gdansk fans
- The hooligans were dressed in black and descended on the Fahrenheit Club
United confirmed that they are helping the victims of the unprovoked incident at a city centre bar including the three who suffered minor injuries.
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.
Manchester United fans were attacked while attending the Fahrenheit Club in Gdansk
A group of hooligans dressed in black and wearing hoods left three fans injured and considerable damage to the bar
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 face Villarreal at the Gdansk stadium on Wednesday evening.
Around 2,000 United supporters have been able to pick up tickets for this year’s final
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.’