Koorosh Afshari said he was dragged out of his car and attacked after taking the passengers to Partington, Trafford, from the city center.
The 48-year-old was left with ripped clothes and scratch marks all over his body.
Koorosh said the female passenger had been sick in the back of the taxi.
When he questioned the couple, he says the male passenger 'blamed it on the heating' in the car.
Koorosh said: A couple had called for a taxi and I picked them up from Peter Street in the city center.
“Halfway there, the woman started being sick.
After a few minutes, the man started telling me it was because the taxi was too hot and said he was going to be sick too.
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