Ole Gunnar Solskjaer forced to speak to protesters who gained access to Man United training ground

A group of furious Manchester United supporters gained access to the club’s Carrington training ground to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership.

In dramatic scenes on Thursday morning, approximately 20 United fans managed to breach the security in place at Carrington to voice their opposition to the current ownership of the Red Devils.

The protest began at 9am this morning, meaning most of the United players weren’t present as they typically do not arrive until 10am.

However, the coaching staff was there when the protesters arrived and a number of individuals spoke to those who unfurled several banners which read ‘51% MUFC 20’, ‘We decide when you play’ and ‘Glazers out’.

TalkSPORT reports that Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Matic joined manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to speak to the disgruntled supporters, who have since left Carrington.

A United statement 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.”

The incident follows the furious fan reaction to United’s proposal to join the European Super League on Sunday, which sparked a chaotic few days that saw the club’s long-standing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resign from his post before United ultimately withdrew their participation from the contentious competition on Tuesday night.

United legend Gary Neville, who was one of the loudest voices against the Super League, reacted to United’s withdrawal by insisting that “the Glazers have no place in Manchester anymore.”

United co-chairman Joel Glazer penned an open letter to the club’s supporters on Wednesday but the apology has done little to ease the fury among fans.

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