Manchester United captain, Ashley Young has come out to seek for improved protection from football chiefs after a pitch invader had a face off with Chris Smalling during the EPL clash against Arsenal.
The cops recently confirmed that the culprit had been arrested on suspicion of common assault and pitch invasion that took place during the celebrations that trailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty to seal the victory for the London side.
This incident came hours after a fan was charged for assaulting Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during their victory against Birmingham at St Andrew’s.
Young said, “What message can you put out any more? That’s the third time a fan has managed to get on the pitch — what if they are carrying something? The players will be in danger,”
“Whether it’s the FA, Premier League, FIFA, something’s got to be done maybe with extra stewarding or whatever.
“It’s a concern with the one earlier [Grealish] and the one with Chrissy, something has definitely go to be done.”
On the same issue, Manchester United manager, Ole Solskjaer said, “I didn’t get to see exactly what happened but of course there shouldn’t be a place when someone runs onto a pitch, it’s not nice to see,”
“We just have to make sure we’ll play football and they can watch. It’s just one of them things you don’t want to see.”
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