Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young: Players Are in Danger from Fans

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young: Players Are in Danger from Fans

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ASHLEY Young believes something needs to be done to protect players after a pitch invader shoved Chris Smalling during United's defeat at Arsenal.

The man ran on to the pitch to celebrate with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gunners' player scored from the penalty spot to double their lead in the second half.

As he was running to the Arsenal players he appeared to shove United defender Smalling on his way across the pitch.

Police spoke to Smalling after the game as a matter of protocol and it has been reported that a male has been arrested. The incident was the second to spark concern on Sunday after a fan hit Aston Villa player Jack Grealish in their "win against Birmingham. And Young says security needs to be stepped up. …

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