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VIDEO: Man Utd fans attacked by bat-wielding Atalanta ultras in bar brawl

Man Utd fans have been attacked by bat-wielding Atalanta ultras in bar brawl with those hurt being rushed to hospital, it’s reported.

Footage showed a group of supporters being beaten up at a bar on Monday evening in Bergamo, northern Italy ahead of the Champions League clash.

The Italian city has imposed a 24-hour ban on the sale of alcohol above 5% and are urging travelling fans to take notice of the warning to prevent any more violence.

As can be seen in the video (better with sound), Atalanta supporters dressed in black hoods and scarves and launched their attack with bats at an Irish pub called The Ritual.

One supporter and a 24-year-old waitress were left hurt from an object being thrown and was placed in an ambulance, but reports add that the staff member’s condition is not serious and the group of fans fled before police arrived at the scene.

Local authorities have already carried out four searches, seizing images taken from security cameras, with an investigation already launched.

Atalanta play at the 21,000-seat Gewiss Stadium in the north east of Bergamo, which is down the road from Milan.

Man Utd are top of their Champions League group having come from 2-0 down to beat Atalanta last time out.

They’ll be without the injured Victor Lindelof for the trip after he picked up a knock in training.

Monday’s events in northern Italy mirror what happened to a group of Red Devils fanbase ahead of the Europa League final in the Polish city of Gdansk.

Videos circulating on social media in May showed a group of what appeared to be local hooligans chanting and running from a bar, leaving tables and chairs overturned.

Fans will be now hoping to both stay safe and enjoy seeing their side win a match away in Europe for the first time this season which would extend their lead at the top of Group F.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eased pressure on himself with a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, with a Manchester derby, in which his team could go level on points with rivals City, coming on Saturday.

But the Old Trafford boss is only focussed on the here and now as he told a press conference: “[The] next one is the one that matters.

“We’ve been working to get the consistency right. When we get that consistency, we’ll get performances and results.

“As I said, one swallow doesn’t make a summer.

“It’s important that we keep focusing on what we did well in that game and improve on what we didn’t do too well as well.

“It’s relentless, a game every three days, so it’s a chance tomorrow to prove that we can go again.”

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini is backing Solskjaer to turn things around at Old Trafford, believing United are “still under construction.”

“It’s important that we keep focusing on what we did well in that game and improve on what we didn’t do too well as well.

“It’s relentless, a game every three days, so it’s a chance tomorrow to prove that we can go again.”

“It’s important that we keep focusing on what we did well in that game and improve on what we didn’t do too well as well.

“It’s relentless, a game every three days, so it’s a chance tomorrow to prove that we can go again.”

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini is backing Solskjaer to turn things around at Old Trafford, believing United are “still under construction.”

“I think they had an incredible run towards the back end of last season. They finished as runners-up and then they lost the Europa League final, but he certainly did a top-class job.

“This year I think he’s still trying to find consistency with a team that has a great deal of potential and they’ve shown that from time to time.

“But I really believe that he will find the right fit and he will be able to take Manchester United back to the top, and that includes in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is excited for the challenge of facing Atalanta in Bergamo, Italy, and his return to a country he called home for three seasons.

Twitter users have reacted after hearing that Man Utd fans have been attacked by bat-wielding Atalanta ultras in a bar brawl…

@johnnyc20713264: Attack normal fans and run off, pussies

@sackhim: What they get for strutting about thinking they own the place. No doubt chanting Ole’s at the wheel every 5 seconds too like the little braindead sheep that they are. #OleOut

@martinzak99: They deserve it for chanting Ole’s at the wheel #OleOut

@ynwaMattH: Wtf, that’s disgusting

@Head54:
“Go to Bergamo, Stephen. It’s really friendly”
Flying in 9 hours time, pints in 7 hours time 🇾🇪

@Dino_0910: Where I’m drinking now if they want to come back. 🥊

@spicyturtle21: That’s what you get for disturbing them in the hotel hahah

@NotLamptey: But the english are the bad ones

@ole_bin_laden: And Italy aren’t a scum country

@TomFPL: It’s crazy the amount of people saying “deserved” in the comments. Scumbags.

@purrmino: That is terrifying. It’s a game of football and they’re coming out with bats? Wtf

@Cuffy70: And will anything get done @UEFA? Will it fuck!!!

@niamhutd: If a game of football, or supporting a club resorts you to violence, you should just stop watching it and find a different hobby

@js_s27: Of all the mad shouts to come out of the Euros this summer, the FBPE cycling shorts mob thinking Italian fans were a friendly, peaceful bunch was by far the most ridiculous

@erhanlfc: Absolutely sickening behaviour, this shit should not be happening at any football ground whatsoever.

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