Villarreal vs Man Utd categorised as ‘high risk’ for violence

Manchester United’s visit to Villarreal in the Champions League has been declared ‘high-risk’ for supporter violence.

The game is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23 November and it is an important one for the Red Devils. The two teams are currently joint top of Group F on seven points and a victory would see United take a huge step towards qualification to the knockout stages.

Tensions will therefore be running high in the stadium and the Spanish authorities are taking extra precautions to ensure there is no crowd trouble.

The country’s anti-violence commission has categorised the fixture as higher risk, confirming their decision in a statement on Tuesday.

“The State Commission against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport has declared the Champions League match between Villarreal and Manchester United on Nov. 23 as high risk,” it read.

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