Manchester United’s Team Bus Attacked By West Ham Fans – West Ham United’s 3-2 win over Manchester United started 45 minutes late after the home fans attacked the Red Devils’ team bus.
The match was West Ham’s final game at Upton Park, and fans had come out en masse to celebrate the team. This forced Manchester United’s team bus to get stuck in the parking lot, with captain Wayne Rooney accusing West Ham fans of attacking the bus.
“The coach got smashed up but we’ll just have to go and prepare and get on with our job,” Rooney said to Sky Sports before kick off. “I’m sure West Ham will be disappointed with their fans.”
“Man United should have got here at 4 p.m.,”West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan told Sky Sports, blaming United for the unrest. “They know it’s our last game. They had the same problem at Tottenham a few weeks ago. I think the police and officials have been kind. I’d make them kick off at 7.45 p.m. if I was in charge.”
He added: “I’m gravely disappointed, more for our supporters. What people forget is they’ve got trains and buses to get home and we’ve got a wonderful, wonderful show after the game for them. Many just can’t stay any more.”
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was not impressed with the reception, saying “The way we have been received is not the proper way.”
Manchester United went on to lose the game 2-3, with hopes for Champions League football next season all but out the window.