- Manchester United announced that the club was attacked by hackers
- The Red Devils say they have witnessed a cyber attack from ‘organised criminals’
- United will go ahead with their Premier League game against West Brom
Premier League club Manchester United have stated that the club became target of a form of cyber attack by organized criminals.
In a statement by the Red Devils communication’s department, the club witnessed an unprecedented attack on their systems and have ordered an investigation to the incident.
The club said:
“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 minimise the ongoing IT disruption.
This, however, will not affect their Premier League showdown against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, November 21.
"These type of attacks are becoming more and more common and are something you have to rehearse for," the club’s spokesperson told Press Association.
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini has been added to the list of managers that could get one of the toughest jobs in European football if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves Man United.
The Red Devils and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are on the look for Mancini who has guided the Azzurri to the Nations League semis.
The Italian gaffer has moved on to manage Turkish side Galatasary, Russian club Zenit St Petersburg and Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Mancini has only lost two matches in 26 games since he took over the mantle as coach of the national team in 2018.
The former Lazio striker is poised to lead his country to go even further in the Nations League as well as the Euros and the 2022 World Cup.
And Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United failed in their bid to land Raphael Varane under Alex Ferguson in 2011 as they ended up signing Phil Jones, but after more than 9 years, the Red Devils are back to sign the French star.
Despite spending a staggering £80million on a centre-back Harry Maguire last season, the Premier League club are still interested in signing an experienced defender.
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