Manchester United Warn Fans Ahead Of Their Trip To Russia For Europa League Tie

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Manchester United will not have be able to enjoy their Round of 16 tie against FC Rostov away from home this week.

The Red Devils, who put in a commanding performance against Saint-Etienne in the previous round of the competition, will now make a 2,000-mile journey for the away leg of this fixture in Russia later this week.

They are currently favorites to get over the line in this game but the fans of the club who will travel with the squad for this game will not have a typical European trip.

The political problems in Russia might see the fans fall in danger in Rostov so the club are now taking measures to keep them safe from the time they land in Russia till they are back in Manchester.

It is believed that Manchester United are worried about the mob effect from Eastern Europe and have asked the fans to confine themselves to a very few place on this trip.

They have been asked to stick to just two lane, that will be marked by policemen all around and have been told to travel to in groups.

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The English outfit have sent out letters to all their fans traveling to this game to keep themselves safe.

“For you safety and security you are advised not to wear Manchester United colors when in Rostov, or attract attention to you presence in the city,” reads the letter sent by United’s Head of Ticketing and Membership, Sam Kelleher.

“It is also advised you stay in groups where possible, and do not walk around the city alone.

“It is not just opposition football fans who may potentially pose a risk to your safety, and incidents of serious disorder during the European Championships in France last summer, involving violent individuals and groups emanating from Eastern Europe, should be remembered when considering your movements and actions, and any potential risk,” read the letter.

Russia, and their hooliganism has always been a black spot for the world of football and Manchester United want to keep themselves away from any controversies.


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