A sophisticated cyber-attack hits United on their systems although they say they are “currently not aware of any breach of personal data associated with fans and customers”.

On Friday evening, Manchester United confirmed a cyber-attack on their systems. A club statement read, “Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber-attack on our systems”.

“The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimize the ongoing IT disruption”.

“Although this is a sophisticated operation by organized cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this eventually”.

“Our cyber defenses identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect the data”.

“Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers”.

“We are confident that all critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and the game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead”.

 Additionally, United has informed the Information Commissioner’s Office and forensic tracing is being carried out in bid to establish further detail about the attack.