A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club’s training base on Thursday, in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A group of around 20 fans entered United’s Carrington base with banners which read “Glazers out” and “We decide when you play.”
“At approximately 9 a.m. [BST on Thursday] a group gained access to the club training ground,” a United statement confirmed.
“The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site.”
It is understood they also blocked both entrances while players and staff were arriving for training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match with Leeds United.
United are not denying a 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 continued to speak out against the Glazers despite making critical comments of the takeover in 2005.
United announced their intention to withdraw from the ESL on Tuesday evening following widespread criticism over the controversial plans unveiled 48 hours earlier.
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By Ofhani Munyai