According to Spain’s Anti-Voilence Commission, Manchester United’s Champions League clash against Villarreal in Spain next week has been dubbed as ‘high risk’.
The statement from the Interior Ministry did not provide specific reasons for the announcement, but it does mean that Villarreal will have to provide more extensive security measures, with more police officers on duty.
“The State Commission against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport has declared the Champions League match between Villarreal and Manchester United on November 23 as high risk,” read a statement from Spain’s Interior Ministry.
Villareal’s Estadio de la Ceramica can only accommodate 23,500 and the game is already sold out, with Manchester United being given an allocation of 2,000.
Meanwhile, we won the reverse fixture at Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo’s dramatic late-winner won the game for us.
However, Unai Emery’s side will be looking for better luck when we play against them next week.
The game is a real contest as both sides are set to battle for top spot as we are only ahead of them on goal difference.