A group of Manchester United fans invaded the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday, in a demonstration against the team owners ahead of the Premier League clash with Liverpool.
The protests started at the team hotel with around 1 000 supporters outside the Lowry Hotel, where the United team were staying.
The protests follow United’s decision, along with five fellow Premier League clubs, to join the European Super League last month before they all pulled out.
The game, which kicks off at 17:30 is likely to go ahead as the Premier League said covid-19 protocols have not been breached as the supporters didn’t reach the dressing rooms.
A group of United’s coaching staff were turned away from the gates as a result of the number of supporters at the ground.
United owner Joel Glazer, who was named the European Super League vice-chairman when the announcement was made, has apologised to the fans in an open letter after they withdrew from the project.
However, that apology was rejected by the club’s supporter base who protested outside Old Trafford last week, which followed demonstrations at United’s training ground.
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By Ofhani Munyai