A man has been charged over alleged tragedy chanting at Burnley FC's match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a man from Bacup has been charged with a public order offence relating to the alleged incident after the Clarets' equaliser in the Premier League fixture.

Nathan Rawlinson, 44, of Bacup, has been charged with breaching Section 5 of the Public Order Act, and has since been bailed.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "This charge is after our specialist sperational football investigation team made an arrest of a man in the away section of the Old Trafford crowd who was tragedy chanting yesterday (Saturday, April 27) towards the end of the Manchester United v Burnley fixture.

"As we have enforced recently, continued incidents of tragedy chanting by anyone will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.

"We understand the interest this case will have generated but it is imperative that the suspect has a fair trial so members of the public must refrain from engaging in conversations online, at least until proceedings have concluded.

"Previously circulated videos should be removed."

Videos had appeared on social media which showed an alleged incident at the game.

In a statement, Burnley FC said: “We are aware of offensive footage currently circulating on social media from the away end of today’s fixture at Old Trafford.

“Tragedy-related gesturing and chanting is completely unacceptable, and Burnley Football Club take a zero-tolerance approach.

“We will continue to work with Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Police and Manchester United to help identify and prosecute the individuals responsible.”