FAN FEAR MANCHESTER UNITED fans celebrated thumping Nottingham Forest so much that the advertising hoardings COLLAPSED – sending them tumbling to the ground.
The travelling Red Devils fans rejoiced as Bruno Fernandes drilled in their third goal to all but seal United’s place in the Carabao Cup final at half-time in the two-legged semi-final tie.
Supporters tumble over each other as the boards give way
Manchester United fans were celebrating their third goal
Supporters and stewards were stunned when the barrier collapsed
But as the Portuguese playmaker ran across to take in the adulation, the United supporters pushed forward so much that the barrier gave way.
And that prompted all the fans on the front row of the away end to stack it – before one steward also went flying over the top.
The fans still managed to stay off the pitch – despite the sheer excitement – before the Forest stadium staff helped stand the board back up again.
Gary Neville was on commentary for the clash in the East Midlands and was concerned about the safety of the stadium.
He said: “It’s not pleasant to watch that for a moment or two, but it looks like everyone is OK.”
And plenty of viewers on social media shared similar worries.
One said: “Bloody hell are they taking the p*** with those advertising hoardings? Could have been nasty that.”
Another wrote: “That advertising board collapsing could’ve gone a lot worse than it did.”
And a third added: “Away end rocking, advertising board gone.”
Fernandes’ fine low finish capped a perfect night for Erik ten Hag.
Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst scored either side of Sam Surridge’s disallowed goal to make it 2-0 by the break.
And any slim hopes Forest had of getting back into the tie in the second leg at Old Trafford were dashed when skipper Fernandes sealed the deal.
Bruno Fernandes drilled his shot low and hard into the bottom corner
The Portuguese star made it 3-0 to United
Supporters were understandably delighted as their team scored again
Stewards tried their best to prevent the fall
Supporters were left on their hands and knees behind the pitch