Thousands of Manchester United fans have gathered to cheer along their team

Manchester United: Fans out for Premier League parade

Thousands of Manchester United fans have gathered to cheer along their team on an open-top bus tour to parade the Premier League trophy.

The supporters lined the rain-soaked streets of Manchester as the players travelled a 4.5-mile route to celebrate their 19th league title.

The team set off from Manchester Cathedral at 1000 BST on a parade set to pass their Old Trafford ground.

A number of roads were closed to traffic to accommodate the crowds.

The parade bus travelled down Deansgate to Chester Road, along Bridgewater Way, Wharfside Way and Sir Matt Busby Way, then will go on towards Trafford Town Hall and Stretford Mall, where the parade ends at 1245 BST.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Manchester United winning their 19th top flight title is a remarkable and historic achievement."

Police have reminded fans that drinking alcohol will not be permitted along the route.

It is the second victory parade in Manchester in a week.

On Monday, up to 100,000 Manchester City fans celebrated their team's first trophy in 35 years with an FA Cup victory parade from Albert Square to the City of Manchester stadium.