Man Utd fans breach security to protest against Glazers

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23 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Man Utd fans breach security to protest against Glazers

Manchester United fans protest against club owners, the Glazer family at their club’s training ground on Thursday. — Collected Photo

Manchester United fans breached security at their club's training ground on Thursday as they protested against the Glazer family for the owners' role in the failed European Super League plot.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to speak to around 20 supporters after they blocked both entrances to the Carrington headquarters.

The protestors unfurled banners that read "51% MUFC 20", "We decide when you play" and "Glazer out".

The 51 percent is a reference to fans holding the majority of voting rights at a club, which is commonplace in German football. They posed for photos outside the entrance to the main building and on the first-team training pitch.

"At approximately 9am this morning a group gained access to the club training ground," a United statement said.

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

United have been under the American family's ownership since they completed their controversial takeover in 2005.

The Glazers have never been liked by United fans but their reputation sank to a new low after their leading role in attempting to launch the European Super League.

United co-chairman Joel Glazer was named vice-chairman of the despised breakaway competition, which collapsed on Tuesday when all six Premier League clubs involved were forced to withdraw due to the furious public backlash.

In the fall-out, United announced executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would leave by the end of the year, while Glazer admitted "we got it wrong" in an open letter to fans on Wednesday.