On Thursday morning, Manchester United fans broke into the club’s Carrington training base to protest the club’s founders.
Around 20 supporters blocked the entrance to the training ground before entering and posing with banners that read: ‘We decide when you play,’ ‘Glazers out,’ and ‘51% MUFC 20.’
Until being escorted off the premises, Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the protestors who arrived shortly after 9 a.m. (BST).
The supporters arrived at the club’s training ground ahead of the rest of the first team, blocking both entrances with their banners. The 51% banner refers to fans controlling the vote, which is a popular model in German football.
The protestors marched into the training ground and onto the first-team pitches, holding signs and demanding to meet with Solskjaer.
Solskjaer, along with technical director Darren Fletcher, first team coach Michael Carrick, and midfielder Nemanja Matic, is said to have spoken to the fans.
The party left soon after, and although the cops were called, no arrests are believed to have been made.
“At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, a group gained access to the club training ground,” the club said in a statement.
“They were approached by the manager and others. The party has now left the site after securing the buildings.”
Since the Glazer family took over Manchester United in 2005, supporters have been dissatisfied with the club’s management, and there have been many protests since then. Their anger stems from the fact that they incurred debt for the club, and many fans feel the American family is not looking out for the club’s best interests.