Man Utd fans attacked by bat-wielding Atalanta Ultras in bar brawl which sees injured waitress rushed to hospital

MANCHESTER UNITED fans were attacked by Atalanta thugs wielding bats ahead of the Champions League clash.

Footage showed a group of fans being attacked at a bar on Monday evening in Bergamo, northern Italy.

La Gazzetta hello Sport reported that one United fan and a waitress were injured.

Reports say Atalanta supporters dressed in black hoods and scarves and launched their attack with bats at an Irish pub called The Ritual.

A 24-year-old waitress was injured from an object being thrown and was take to hospital in an ambulance.

But the report adds that her condition is not serious and the group of fans fled before police arrived at the scene.

Manchester United face Atalanta on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

The city of Bergamo has introduced a 24-hour ban on selling alcohol more than five per cent volume from Tuesday morning.

The ban applies to shops, restaurants and bars in the centre of the city and in areas surrounding the stadium.

Atalanta play at the 21,000-seat Gewiss Stadium in the north east of Bergamo, which is down the road from Milan.

Man Utd are top of their Champions League group having come from 2-0 down to beat Atalanta last time out.

They'll be without the injured Victor Lindelof for the trip after he picked up a knock in training.

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