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Man Utd urge fans to be cautious

Roma fans
Roma fans at the Stadico Olimpico

Manchester United have told their fans to follow the club's advice to avoid any trouble in their Champions League quarter-final against Roma.

United fans were injured in clashes with police when the two teams met at the same stage last season.

There was also trouble when the pair met in this season's group stages.

"Provided fans take advice given and use buses supplied by AS Roma there's a good chance of little or no trouble," said United secretary Ken Ramsden.

"That is what we are aiming for."


United lost 2-1 in Rome last season before thrashing the Serie A team 7-1 in the return leg to progress to the semi-finals of Europe's top club competition.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat Roma 1-0 when they met in this season's group stages in October, and drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture in December.

"If you weren't concerned there would be something wrong," added Ramsden. "The experience this season has been a lot better than it had the previous season.

"The organisation at the stadium is a lot better than it was when we first went there. Our fans have a better understanding of what is expected of them."

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Fans charged over United clashes
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Injured fans vent anger at police
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Man Utd fans may face Rome wait
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