Around 3,000 fans of the French team flooded the heart of the city tonight while the police flooded the area before the kick-off at 8pm in Old Trafford.

Dramatic video images showed fans who were crawling Exchange Square outside the famous Printworks building and drinking alcohol.

Dozens of flares were seen before the PSV collision between Man Utd and PSG was lit when the police fought to confiscate as many "pyros" as possible.

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

PSG TAKEOVER: fans of the French club have flooded the center of Manchester (Pic: MEN MEDIA)

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

INFERNO: PSG fans took over the center of Manchester this morning (Pic: MEN MEDIA)

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

SEA OR FLARES: PSG fans raised dozens of pyros & # 39; in the heart of Manchester (photo: @ HITSMCRNEWS / TWITTER)

Officers were seen with bags full of torches – but many fans managed to sneak past the police with the objects.

Manchester Evening News reported that a PSG fan had to be treated by paramedics after he had injured himself with a capture.

He reportedly suffered a "serious hand injury", where his friend said "a firework went off while he held it".

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

CONFISCATED: the police tried to remove as many pyros as possible from fans (photo: EAMONN AND JAMES CLARKE)

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

IMPOSSIBLE WORK: The police have not confiscated all fireworks while PSG fans demolished the objects (photo: @ HITSMCRNEWS / TWITTER)

Fans were later seen boarding trams to Old Trafford while the police implemented crowd control measures to prevent overpopulation.

Local radio station Hits Manchester News reported that PSG fans "made sure trams bounced" by jumping and singing while they felt their presence.

The station tweeted: "Large numbers of fans are trying to board @MCRMetrolink.

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

NO HOLDING BACK: PSG fans went as fast and as big as possible in the city center (Photo: MEN MEDIA)

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

LOUD: PSG fans were noisy as they flooded the city center (photo: @ HITSMCRNEWS / TWITTER)

"They chant and dance, causing the trams to bounce up and down.

"PSG fans bash against the doors and windows as they fill the streets with noise."

A clearance sale crowd of 75,000 was expected to match tonight – the first of two legs in the knockout game.

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

PASSIONATE: The French fans followed their team to Manchester today for the big crash (Pic: MEN MEDIA)

PSG fans in the center of Manchester

LARGE ATMOSPHERE: fans made their presence felt at the famous Paintworks building (photo: @ HITSMCRNEWS / TWITTER)

The police have been hard at work for the attack of PSG fans arriving in the city today – and it clashes tonight with a concert at the Manchester Arena.

The local population has been warned that public transportation tonight will be "much busier than normal".

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