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UEFA charge Liverpool and Manchester United over Old Trafford Europa League crowd trouble

Published 18/03/2016

Liverpool and Manchester United face disciplinary action following crowd trouble in their Europa League clash at Old Trafford.

Liverpool dumped the Red Devils out of the cup following a 3-1 aggregate victory after two legs on Thursday night.

Rival fans were seen fighting in the stands, seats were thrown and flares were lit at the Old Trafford fixture.

Five men were also arrested.

Both clubs have been charged with crowd disturbances and throwing of objects.

Read more: Liverpool fans greeted by 'Hillsborough murderers' banner on outskirts of Manchester

Liverpool have also been charged with illicit chants and the setting off fireworks.

The case will be heard by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 May, the day after the Europa League final in Basel.

Before Thursday's match, police had to remove a banner reading "murderers" on the M602 motorway in Salford designed to taunt Liverpool fans heading to Old Trafford.

In the first leg of the clash at Anfield United fans were heard singing chants about the Hillsborough disaster, however, the club were not punished by UEFA.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (3rd L) reacts to a missed chance during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. The game ended 1-1, Liverpool going through 3-1 on aggregate. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal applauds the fans as he walks down the touchline after the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates a 3-1 aggregate victory after the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling (R) vies with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sits on the bench with assistant Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates a 3-1 aggregate victory after the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates with Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho scores his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Flares are lit by the Liverpool supporters during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (left) is substituted for teammate Divock Origi (right) during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Serbian referee Milorad Mazic (R) speaks to Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini gestures after a clash with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans let off a red flare in the stands during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Jesse Lingard of Manchester United grabs the ball as he is fouled during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has a shot on goal during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PA
Manchester United's Welsh assistant manager Ryan Giggs (R) gestures as Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner prepares to take a throw-in during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Anthony Martial (second right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts as Ryan Giggs Assistant Manager of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Goalkeeper David De Gea of Manchester United stretches to make a save during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saves a header by Manchester United's Jesse Lingard during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Sir Alex Ferguson in the stands during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (left) walk down the touchline before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Anthony Martial of Manchester United scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on as Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool stretches prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A supporter arrives at the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Michael Carrick (left) leads his side out for the warm up before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Manchester United's Michael Carrick leads his side out for the warm up before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are sold outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are displayed outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are displayed outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A general view outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
File photo dated 16-03-2016 of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 17, 2016. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes he has the game plan to counter Manchester United at Old Trafford. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read Peter Byrne/PA Wire
File photo dated 16-03-2016 of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 17, 2016. Manchester United are facing an uphill battle, but Louis van Gaal is only contemplating victory and Europa League progress against Liverpool. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester United to face Liverpool in the 2nd leg of their Europa League tie at Old Trafford, Manchester, England (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
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