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Charges after Manchester derby

Nine people have been charged following the Manchester derby on Saturday, police said. In the match Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was hit in the head by a coin thrown from the crowd. None of the charges relate to this incident.

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Ashley Young: Rio Ferdinand could have lost an eye

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has expressed concern over the security of players after team-mate Rio Ferdinand was struck by an object during the Manchester derby.

It could have taken Rio's eye out and you've seen the cut on his head.

When 'Wazza' [Rooney] was taking a corner there were so many objects being thrown on to the pitch as well and, on another day, if the pitch had not been so wet, the fan who came on to the pitch wouldn't have slipped over and could have attacked Rio.

It's not nice to see that and hopefully it'll be dealt with.

– Ashley Young on MUTV

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