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Video footage surfaces of Man Utd and Man City fans fighting in middle of road

Video footage surfaces of Man Utd and Man City fans fighting in the middle of the road before the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Heated scenes erupted as fans from both teams had made their way to the national stadium in northwest London on Saturday afternoon.

The street came to a standstill as a group of fans got into a physical altercation, throwing punches in a disturbing display.

In front of a bus stop, two men can be observed engaging in a heated argument, which quickly escalates as others from both sides join in the brawl.

The brawl escalates further on the street, with a bystander stepping in to assist a fallen man. Once aided by the bystander, the man gets himself back up and continues fighting.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were made aware of this incident and officers were deployed to the area. Investigations remain ongoing.”

The game itself saw Man Utd surprise their rivals to win the FA Cup. Erik ten Hag remained quiet over speculation about his future, put it to one side and leading his side to a second trophy in his spell as manager.

Goals from Garnacho and Mainoo sealed a 2-1 victory which sees Man Utd qualify for the Europa League, Chelsea play in the Europa Conference League, and Newcastle miss out of Europe altogether.

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Man City: Ortega (5), Walker (6), Stones (6), Ake (5), Gvardiol (5), Rodri (6), Kovacic (5), De Bruyne (5), B Silva (6), Foden (6), Haaland (6).

Subs used: Doku (7), Akanji (6), Alvarez (6).

Man Utd: Onana (7), Wan-Bissaka (8), Varane (9), Martinez (8), Dalot (8), Mainoo (9), Amrabat (8), McTominay (8), Fernandes (8), Garnacho (8), Rashford (8).

Subs used: Hojlund (6), Evans (6), Lindelof (n/a), Mount (n/a).

Player of the match: Kobbie Mainoo.

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes, speaking to BBC TV: “It was the last chance to get something positive from the season. We were here last season and we weren’t good enough and we had to see them go up and get the trophy.

“They have great quality, great players, a great manager. We had to sacrifice and suffer but we did great things. I try my best to help the team.

“Kobbie Mainoo is really good, such a quality player and you can see the composure he had with the finish. He came through the Academy and once more on the biggest stage in the world he showed it again. Congratulations to everyone, the staff, the players and all the fans, they have given us a big push – finally we have something to celebrate.

“It is crucial for everyone. We know the manager is under so much scrutiny, he deserves this, also everyone in the backroom staff and the players, we all deserve this.”

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag told BBC One: “All compliments to the team. We played very good to our identity. Very strong. You have seen how we can play when we have the players on board. Some were not even match fit but the performance was very good.

“I tell you [media] this all year – when the players are fit we can play good football. A very good performance against the best team in the world.

“With a local rivalry it’s there and it’s much more important when you play a team from your own city. But for us it wasn’t about this, it was to prove a point after so many setbacks. The team showed so much resilience and I’m proud of them.”

On if criticism of his team has been unfair: “I think so. The team. Me as well. It was not right.

“But we didn’t have the players. We have seen the same things, not always good football – definitely not – but we had to make compromises all the fime and then you can’t play the football you want to play.

“I had maybe three or four times in two years we had the full squad available. Even today we were missing massive players like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Casemiro.”

More from Erik ten Hag, about if he thinks his future is at Manchester United: “I don’t know. The only thing I’m doing is preparing my team, developing my team. This is a project for me. When I came in I can say it was a mess. Now we are better. We are not where we want to be.

“Football is about winning trophies. I want to play the best football, dynamic, attacking football but in the end you have to win games and trophies. That’s the mentality we brought in. This was our one opportunity and we did it. I‘m very proud of the players and staff.”

On Kobbie Mainoo: “He was really so enjoyable to watch. At his age. He’s an example. We wanted him to come in and he got a bad injury in pre-season.”

On how far Mainoo can go: “I think we have to keep it calm. Here in England you’re very good to push players too high and then you hammer them with one or two bad performances.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola gives his thoughts.

He was asked what he said to his players after a rare final defeat: “Congratulations to them on a fantastic season.”

On what happened: “We lost the game. Congratulations to United. It was a tight game.

“It can happen. Many things. At the end they scored two goals and we couldn’t score more.”

Before the game he said if they were going to lose he wanted them to stick to their style and be beaten by a better team. Did that happen? “No”

So he doesn’t think United were the better team? “No.”

“The second half we were there all the game. Manchester United are always a transition team. First half we struggled a bit but second half we were better. In general it as a good performance for a final.”

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot, speaking to BBC TV: “It was the best way to approach the game, the hard work, the resilience and it was our best game of the season in terms of being a team.

“You could feel in the dressing room before the game we really wanted to win this game. This is the standard of this club and it has to be every game and it feels good to end the season with a trophy.

“We could’ve done more things better all season but it feels good for us and the especially the fans, they have been amazing all year and more than anyone they deserve this.

“We knew if we closed the middle and allowed them to play from the outside it could get easier for us and knew the spaces were in behind them.”

This is how fans reacted as video footage surfaces of Man Utd and Man City fans fighting in the middle of a busy road…

@sushBADGER: But more importantly did they make it to the game?? 😂

@RoyLUFC: Fighting over who gets the toy from the happy meal – children!

@EttyTweets: Scumbags. Thugs.

@leemason9: Grown men going to a football match to fight 😂😂

@StevenHCFC: Just getting warmed up for euros in Germany 🤣

@_AFC_Sterny: Yer bird breaks up scraps

@TwoBlueArmy: Sad bastards.

@Leeds_Untied: Man U fans protecting their postcode

@Neil_1412: Wait until Leeds fans start arriving ahead of their game tomorrow. Hell on tonight.

@MichaelBuckle17: Wait till the Leeds buses and trains get there, be like the battle of Somme 😂😂

@NaughtyDen: Good Old Punch Up 💪🏽🇾🇪

@BoehlysBlueBand: Grown men 😂😂

@SimonBaines98: A love this sport me

@LucaRossetto03: 😂😂😂😂😂 hhahah what a place

@MedcalfDaz: These 🔔ends couldnt fight sleep great advert for our football culture this got to chuckle at lad in grey dancing like will off inbetweeners to throw a punch though 😂🤦‍♂️

@68forever_: Typical northerners I can’t lie. I was literally going past here in Harrow like two hours ago and saw all this lot on the piss. A kick off was bound to happen.

@SiJohnsonSJUS: Grown men 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤦🏽‍♂️

@LeighOvo1: Honestly, this shit is embarrassing.. See it every week at the minute. People fighting in the streets infront of families, kids etc. Grow the fuck up and go fight down a backstreet if that’s really want to you do 🥱

@Olivia121994_: Next month half these fellas are gonna be cuddling at Boxpark and dashing pints

@markrobbo10: Will all be at work together on Monday morning in Manchester 🙄

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