Manchester United ejected a fan from Old Trafford during Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool over alleged racial abuse.

United say they are investigating the matter as a priority and the PA news agency understands the police have been informed.

A United spokesman said:

We are aware of an incident at yesterday's game where an individual in the home section has allegedly engaged in racial abuse.

A United spokesman

It is understood the situation could lead to an indefinite ban.

A Liverpool spokesperson said:

Liverpool Football Club takes all allegations of this manner extremely seriously and will support the strongest possible action being taken against anyone found to be responsible.

Liverpool spokesperson