Boris Johnson calls European Super League 'a cartel'

Manchester United fans enter training ground during anti-Glazer protest amid Super League fallout

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the group after they had blocked both entrances to the training ground

Jamie Braidwood
Thursday 22 April 2021 13:56
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Manchester United fans entered the club’s training ground on Thursday morning in protest against the Glazer family and their involvement in the proposed Super League.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the protesters after they had gained access to the team’s Carrington facility, a club statement said, before they left the site.

A Manchester United statement read: “At approximately 9am 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.”

An image posted by the United fanzine Red Issue showed a group of around 20 fans on the first team training pitch holding a ‘Glazers Out’ banner.

The American family have owned the club since 2005 and were understood to be a key driver in the plans for a European Super League. Co-owner Joel Glazer was named the breakaway competition’s vice-chairman before its spectacular collapse on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, co-owner Joel Glazer wrote a letter to supporters apologising for the Super League scandal and promised to “rebuild trust” with the club’s fanbase.

Further images posted by the Red Issue Twitter account showed banners of ‘51% MUFC 20’ in reference to the model of ownership used widely in Germany.

In another image, protestors are shown holding a banner reading ‘we decide when you play’ outside the entrance to the main training ground building.

Solskjaer is due to speak publicly on the Super League for the first time at his next press conference on Friday.

Additional reporting by PA

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