The security company flatly denies the allegations; Man Utd: “We are fully cooperating with the police and awaiting a result of their investigation.”
Manchester United faced Club Brugge at Old Trafford in February
Manchester United is cooperating with a police investigation after an alleged racist and physical assault on Old Trafford in February.
A worker from an outside catering agency has alleged that he was racially abused and assaulted by security personnel while trying to access the stadium to work in the Europa League draw against Club Brugge.
In a statement, United said: “We are aware of an alleged serious incident prior to the Club Brugge match on February 27. We are fully cooperating with the police and awaiting the outcome of their investigation.”
The security company that provides services on behalf of the club has strongly denied the allegations and said in a statement, “Controlled Solutions Group will fully comply with any investigation into the allegation of assault or abuse by members of our staff.
“We categorically deny that any CSG staff member has been involved in an assault or abuse of any kind on this individual, it is our opinion that this individual has made a totally false and fabricated account of assault or abuse against him by the staff of security”.
“CSG will fully comply with the support of any police or other investigation into these false allegations. We are extremely confident that there will be no further police action or any evidence produced to corroborate this individual’s claims following further investigations. CSG will do no more. comment on this topic. “
The matter has been referred to the Greater Manchester Police, which has responded to the following statement: “Greater Manchester Police continues to investigate a racially aggravated public order report and alleged assault on Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester.
“Shortly before 8pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020, two men were reported to have subjected a man to racist comments before assaulting him.
“Later that night, a count was taken of the victim and since then officers have kept in touch with him as they worked to gather more important information.”
“This includes reviewing CCTV footage of the area where the incident is believed to have occurred to try to identify those potentially involved.
“GMP takes complaints of this nature very seriously and is committed to exploring all possible lines of investigation.”