Some Manchester United fans broke into the club’s Carrington training ground this morning to protest against the Glazers’ ownership.
United players were scheduled to have a training session today as they prepare for their weekend clash against Leeds United.
Before that, around 20 fans breached security and entered the training ground complex with banners which read: ‘51% MUFC 20’, ‘We decide when you play’ and ‘Glazers out’.
‘51%’ is the percentage of voting rights that should be given to the fans, a model widely used in German football.
The club has said that the supporters have been escorted off the premises by the security guards after talking to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A statement from the club read: “At approximately 9.00 am this morning a group gained access to the club training ground.
“The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site.”
The Glazer family took over the club in 2005 but have failed to keep the fans on their side.
The fans were even more enraged by their decision to join the European Super League.
Seeing the backlash, the Red Devils, along with five other Premier League clubs withdrew their participation.
United’s co-owner, Joel Glazer, also wrote an open letter to the fans.
He admitted that the owners “got it wrong” and “failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions.”
This apology hasn’t found favour with the fans who want the Glazer family to leave the club.
United have a big week in front of them. After locking horns with Marcelo Bielsa’s side this weekend, the Red Devils face Italian outfit Roma in the Europa League semi-finals next Thursday.
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