A group of Manchester United fans broke into the club’s training base in Carrington in protest against failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after speaking with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A group of around 20 fans entered United’s training ground on Thursday morning with banners saying “Glazers out” and “We decide when you play”.
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“Around 9 o’clock [BST on Thursday] One group was given access to the club’s training ground, “confirmed a statement from United.” The manager and others spoke to them. The buildings were safe and the group left the premises. “
They are believed to have blocked both entrances as well while players and staff arrived for training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Leeds United.
United does not deny any version of events published on the Twitter account of United Fanzine Red Issue. The exchange with Solskjaer, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Matic reportedly included a question to Solskjaer about why he had not spoken out against the glaziers despite critical comments on the takeover in 2005.
Solskjaer allegedly replied that “[chairman] Joel Glazer loves the club, “but sources have told ESPN that the meeting was quiet.
United announced their intention to withdraw from the ESL on Tuesday evening after widespread criticism of the controversial plans revealed 48 hours earlier.
Glazer apologized to fans Wednesday, but the program – viewed as a coup by 12 of the world’s powerful clubs – has again sparked calls for a change of ownership at Old Trafford.
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Earlier this week, Ed Woodward resigned as vice chairman of United’s board of directors after serving eight years.
The former JP Morgan investment banker, who succeeded David Gill as head of day-to-day operations at United in 2012, had planned to step down at the end of the season, sources told ESPN.