West Ham Promises Life Bans For Manchester United Bus Damage

Manchester United bus
Manchester United's team bus outside the Boleyn Ground, London, May 10. West Ham will issue life bans to fans who threw bottles at the vehicle. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty

Life bans will be given to West Ham United fans who threw bottles at Manchester United's team bus as it approached the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday, the club has confirmed.

Glass bottles and cans were used as missiles as the coach carrying the United team made its way down Green Street in east London before the final game at West Ham's Upton Park home.

A statement from the club said: "That was not acceptable and we will work with the police to identify those responsible and ban them for life."

Windows of the United bus were smashed, and players recorded the scenes from inside the coach.

Lingard filmed the ordeal... pic.twitter.com/JRLCtNXR9A

— oddschecker (@oddschecker) May 10, 2016

West Ham went on to win the game 3-2, damaging Manchester United's hopes of Champions League qualification as Louis van Gaal's side trails rivals Manchester City by two points.

The match was West Ham's last game at the Boleyn Ground, which was home to the club for 112 years, before it moves to the Olympic Stadium for next season.