MANCHESTER UNITED sealed a crucial derby day win over Man City at the Etihad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men won 2-1 at the home of the champions but the match was marred by alleged racist abuse towards Fred.
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MANCHESTER CITY have been further tainted after footage of one of their fans appearing to taunt rivals United over the Munich air disaster emerged.
City have already been forced to offer their help to the police after one of their supporters allegedly made monkey gestures towards Manchester United star Fred.
The midfielder was also struck by objects being thrown from the stands during Saturday's 2-1 Manchester derby defeat to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
But now the club have been made aware of a video on social media of another City fan making an aeroplane gesture during the match at the Etihad Stadium.
Television cameras captured the incident, which rival fans have long used to mock United over the crash in 1958 which killed 23 people.
Eight Red Devils players perished in the disaster which struck as the club were returning from a European Cup tie in Belgrade.
MANCHESTER UNITED star Fred blamed “a backward society” as the reason behind the alleged racial abuse he received in the derby.
Footage appeared to show a Man City supporter making a monkey gesture and shouting “black b*****d” as the Brazilian and Jesse Lingard strode over to a take a corner during United’s 2-1 win at The Etihad on Saturday.
The 26-year-old was then pelted with missiles as a bottle of water and several lighters were hurled from the stands, with one object striking the midfielder on the back.
Speaking to ESPN afterwards, Fred said: “Unfortunately, we are still in a backward society. [It is a shame] we still have to live with that in 2019.
“On the field, I didn't see anything. I saw it only in the locker room afterwards.
“The guys showed me. He even threw a lighter and it hit me. I try not to care about that. I try to look ahead.”
He added: “Unfortunately, this is happening in some stadiums. It happened here, it happened in Ukraine with some friends. It's sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that.
“We can't give them any attention because that's all they want. I spoke to the referee after the match, they will do something about it and that's all.
“We are all the same regardless of skin colour, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it's all said and done.
“Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like Lingard. I don't want to think about it. I just want to move on.”
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A FOOTBALL fan “arrested” over the horrific monkey gestures aimed at Manchester United player Fred yesterday claims he “ain't racist.”
A disturbing video posted on social media showed Anthony Burke appearing to make sick racist chants towards the footballer during the Red Devils' 2-1 victory over rivals City at the Etihad.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed a man has been detained although they offered no further details.
Burke, who has today been suspended from his job at building company Kier Group, was filmed making the vile gestures towards Fred – moments before the Brazilian midfielder was pelted with missiles near the corner flag.
But the father, who is a Man City fan and a civil engineering manager, wrote on Facebook that he was only “putting my hands in my pants.”
He said: “Listen, I'm only racist c*** because I had a screen shot that made me look it.
“However I ain't racist, watch the match half of it was me with me putting my hands in my pants.”