Moral of the story: If you are to play Man U, play them in a neutral venue, preferably with valet parking. And get Sir Alex Ferguson to personally inspect the stadium and screen the fans. Because outside of Old Trafford, it is a cruel and inhospitable world. A bit snarky but you do get spoiled playing in that shiny new venue, slumming with investment banker blokes, who think nothing of coughing up £100 for tickets. The rest of the world pays £10, plays in municipal stadiums, and has rough neighbourhoods. Surprise! Surprise!
Man Utd issues a travel advisory to its fans. Travel advisories like the ones that the US State Deptt issues to tourists who want to travel to Kandahar or Aceh. Of course, this does not go down well with the Romans. They too were a civilization once.
So is it any surprise that these self fulfilling prophecies get carried out? The Man U fans come over, having pissed on Roma and Rome, watch ticket less, get drunk and incensed as their team loses the game, pick up fights with the Roma fans, hurl chairs and beer bottles, and then get set on by the Italian police. Some get beaten and some are chased by the Ultras. In the US, the Man U fans would have been tasered. You don't get bloodied but you do lose bowel control.
Meanwhile, the travel advisories Man U issues to their fans will keep growing. It should cover most of Europe in the near future and some in England as well. Be sure to keep checking the website regularly and keep a watch out for the new soccer theme park. Take advantage of the new Man U Mastercard, available at a discounted APR of 3.99%. And oh, by the way, ticket prices go up December 1st to £200. Season holders will get a chance to win an exciting all expenses paid vacation on a luxury cruise line to Rome and the Dalmatian coast.