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European Super League: Manchester United supporters break into the club’s training base to protest

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A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club’s Carrington training base in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


20 fans entered United’s training ground on Thursday morning, April 22, with banners which read “Glazers out” and “We decide when you play.”

“At approximately 9 a.m. [BST on Thursday] a group gained access to the club training ground,” a United statement confirmed.

“The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site.”

The fans blocked both entrances to the training ground while players and staff were arriving for training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match with Leeds United.

In the exchange between fans and Solskjaer, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Matic, the fans questioned why Solskjaer had not spoken against the Glazers despite making critical comments of their billion dollar takeover if the club in 2005.

Solskjaer reportedly replied that “[chairman] Joel Glazer loves the club,”

The development comes after Manchester United announced their intention to withdraw from the European Super League on Tuesday evening following widespread criticism over the controversial plans unveiled on Sunday.

The Glazer family issued an apology to fans on Wednesday, but the scheme has reignited calls for a change of ownership at Old Trafford.

Earlier in the week, Ed Woodward resigned as United executive vice-chairman after eight years in the role.

 

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