'Smashed up': Ugly scenes marred West Ham's emotional farewell to the club's 112-year home as supporters hurled bottles at the team bus of visitors Manchester United ahead of tonight's game
Mobile photo footage, which appears to have been shot by United midfielder Jesse Lingard (pictured), shows the club's stars huddled in the aisle of the coach as missiles were hurled from home supporters. Despite their predicament the footballers seem to be in good spirits
Cracked: The extent of the damage to the windows was clear for all to see with the away team coach being targeted
Human shields: Riot police gathered at the rear of the coach as they looked to prevent more damage to the bus on Green Street tonight
Bottles are thrown towards Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League clash on Tuesday night
The damaged bus, replaced for the return journey, finally stopped around 100 yards from the Upton Park entrance after being hemmed in by supporters.
United skipper Wayne Rooney said: ‘It wasn’t nice, obviously the coach was smashed up. I’m sure you’ll see the images so it’s not for me to say, but obviously it was disappointing. It’s a big night with West Ham leaving the stadium but I’m sure they’ll be disappointed with what the fans have done.’
West Ham released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning stating they will work with police to identify the culprits and issue life bans.
The statement read: 'It was an extraordinary night full of extraordinary moments in front of extraordinary fans. 99 percent of whom behaved impeccably and were a credit to the Club.