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Man U 'bomb' was training device

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>> It was not how the season was supposed to end and it's now emerged the mass evacuation of Old Trafford could so easily have been avoided. The suspicious package that prompted Manchester United's last game of the season to be abandoned was, in fact, a training device accidentally left behind after an exercise last week.
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Tens of thousands of fans were evacuated from the stadium when a device was discovered in the toilets just before kickoff. Describing it as incredibly realistic, emergency services took no chances. Fire engines on hand, as an army bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion. Greater Manchester police have defended their actions insisting the evacuation was the right thing to do.
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But the city's mayor and police and crime commissioner is calling for a full inquiry into what he's termed a fiasco.>> It needs some kind of inquiry to make sure it doesn't happen again, it's a very big mistake yesterday. Final day of the season as well, so imagine what really could have happened, maybe if we'd been going for the title as well, very, very tense.
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>> Supporters will be given full refunds and free tickets to when the game is played on Tuesday. A gesture estimated to be costing Manchester United 3 million pounds. A bigger headache perhaps though, is they'll now only have four days to prepare for Saturday's FA Cup final.