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Angry Manchester United fans are holding a protest against club owners after entering their Old Trafford stadium.

Fans had gathered outside to protest ahead of Liverpool’s visit this afternoon following the club’s unsuccessful attempt to join the controversial European Super League.

They then broke down the barriers, entered the stadium and the field.

Manchester United fans protest outside Old Traford against Glazers ownership of the club
Fans started their protest in front of the stadium

Earlier, fans were also seen dropping flares and blocking the entrance to the team’s hotel in Manchester.

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The anti-Glazer movement has gathered momentum in recent weeks

The police, in large numbers, were forced to relocate them.

Security has been tightened around the stadium.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer supported fans’ right to protest but urged them to do so peacefully.

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They are demanding a change at the top of the club that has controlled the Glazer family since 2005.

The anti-Glazer movement has gained tremendous momentum in recent weeks following its failed attempt in April to be part of a breakaway Super League.

Around 10,000 supporters are expected to descend to Old Trafford ahead of the Premier League game which is due to start at 4.30pm.

Just days after the Super League debacle, the Manchester United co-president Joel Glazer “apologized wholeheartedly” to the fans.

He said, “We were wrong and we want to show that we can make it right.”

But his words did little to appease their anger and the first demonstration formed outside of Old Trafford.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-02 13:02:00