A group of people entered the Aon training complex in Manchester United, in Carrington, on Thursday morning, to protest against the ownership of the club by the Glazer family.
Protesters blocked entrances to the training ground. The photos then circulated on social networks with a number of men posing with two large flags on the training ground of the United team.
Other protesters unveiled a flag that read “We decide when to play” in front of the entrance to the training ground.
Solskjaer, Carrick, Fletcher and Matic spoke with the group. Although police arrived in Carrington to help calm the situation athletic He was told no arrests had been made.
United’s players are expected at Carrington this morning before the club’s Premier League match against Leeds United on Sunday.
What was said?
United issued a brief statement on Thursday saying the protesters had left.
The statement said: “Around 9 o’clock in the morning, a group gained access to the club’s training ground. The manager and others spoke to them. The buildings were safe and the group left the site. ”
Why are they protesting?
A large number of United supporters have long wanted the Glazer family to leave their club, but the protests accelerated after a tumultuous week at the club.
On Sunday, United announced that it is one of the 12 “founding members” of a new Super League. But after a flood of criticism – including from legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson – United have announced they will join the rest of the so-called Big Six in the Premier League to withdraw from the separatist tournament.
Tuesday night, athletic revealed that Executive Vice President Ed Woodward was leaving the club.
Have United fans protested against the Glaciers?
Since the Glazers bought United in 2005, fans have been unhappy several times with the way the family has treated the club.
In 2010, United fans began wearing green and gold scarves at games in honor of Newton Heath, the club from United, in protest against American owners.
Anti-window chants are a common occurrence at Old Trafford due to the family facing United with hundreds of millions of pounds of debt and the club’s poor form in the post-Ferguson era.
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