Football: Man United, Liverpool charged by Uefa over Europa League trouble

Flares were lit by the Liverpool supporters during the Uefa Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool, on March 17, 2016.
Flares were lit by the Liverpool supporters during the Uefa Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool, on March 17, 2016.PHOTO: AFP
Liverpool fans celebrating during the Europa League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016.
Liverpool fans celebrating during the Europa League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

(AFP) - Manchester United and Liverpool have both been charged by Uefa following crowd trouble at their Europa League clash at Old Trafford, the governing body announced on Friday.

Five men were reportedly arrested following the disturbances on Thursday which saw rival fans fighting in the stands and flares and objects thrown.

United have been charged over crowd disturbances, the throwing of objects and stairways being blocked. Liverpool have been charged over illicit chants, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects, crowd disturbances and arriving late for kick-off.

Liverpool knocked Manchester United out of the second-tier European competition after their last-16 second leg ended 1-1. That gave Liverpool a 3-1 victory on aggregate and a place in Friday's quarter-final draw.