Man Utd push for parade
Manchester United want to parade the European Cup and the Premier League trophy this summer despite being denied a ticker-tape homecoming on Thursday, the club's chief executive, David Gill, has insisted.
Local authorities vetoed plans for a parade through Manchester city centre following police concerns over the size of the anticipated crowd and the violence involving Rangers fans at last week's Uefa Cup final.
"The last major homecoming event was in 1999 where there were serious safety issues raised regarding the risks of crowd crush," said Manchester's assistant chief constable, Dave Thompson.
But Gill believes a parade could be held at a later date. "We'll be discussing this with Manchester city council, Trafford council and the police to see what can be done," he said.