anchester United fans on Thursday morning gained access to and blocked the entrances of the club’s training ground in protest against the club’s owners, the Glazer family.
United fans followed those of Chelsea and Tottenham in protesting this morning as they gained access to the club’s Carrington training ground holding ‘Glazer Out’ banners as well as one which read ‘we decide when you play’.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, coaches Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher and player Nemanja Matic spoke with the supporters before they left.
In a statement, Manchester United said: “At approximately 9am this morning a group gained access to the club training ground. The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site.”
“In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.”