Fenerbache’s flight for Man United game made emergency landing after bird smashes windscreen [Pictures]

Fenerbahce plane windscreen
Fenerbahce plane windscreen

Fenerbahce flight re-routed

Manchester United host Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night but Robin van Persie & Co had some issues on their flight today.

A bird flew into the plane and smashed the windscreen which caused the pilot to make an emergency landing in Budapest – some 1300 miles away from Manchester airport.

The Fenerbache squad are expected to land in Manchester this afternoon following the unexpected delay.

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