Manchester United fan undergoes emergency surgery after being stabbed by taxi driver in Paris

A Manchester United fan is undergoing emergency surgery after he was stabbed in the chest by a taxi driver following the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The 44-year-old was travelling back to the city centre when the incident took place.

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The incident occurred after the game at the Parc des Princes

According to Sky Sports News, the driver allegedly took offence to the victim and three other fans singing in celebration of the victory.

It is understood the man pulled over to get them out of his taxi, before pulling a knife on the female passenger within the group.

Trying to protect her, the victim intervened, only for the driver to turn the weapon on him, stabbing him in the chest with what’s been described as ‘a large blade’.

He was left fighting for his life on the pavement, before one of the group was able to flag down a passing car, where he was rushed straight to the High Dependency Unit at the Hopital Europeen Georges-Pompidou and underwent an emergency operation on Thursday afternoon to remove blood on his lung.

French police have arrested a suspect believed to have been connected to the attack, but the weapon is yet to be located.

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