A group of Manchester United fans protesting against the Glazers have allegedly blocked both entrances to the club’s AON training complex in Carrington this morning in a bid to cause disruption. Angry supporters were left feeling betrayed earlier this week when it was confirmed that the Red Devils were one of 12 founding members of the European Super League.
Not only that but owner Joel Glazer, a man who has given just one interview to the club during his 16-year tenure at Old Trafford, was at the forefront of the idea with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Yet following a fierce backlash and a series of protests, United were forced to back down as they ordered a legal team to start work on their withdrawal.
The development later saw Woodward resign during a dramatic series of events on Tuesday night when the ESL soon began to fold like a deck of cards.
Woodward reportedly called Joel Glazer to inform him that he would be stepping down at the end of 2021.
One banner read: “We decide when you play,” and was held aloft in front of the main building.
Another image saw fans storm the first-team training pitch, holding up more banners. “51 percent MUFC,” one read, while another said “Glazers OUT”.
A separate image was also taken from just outside Carrington, where over 20 masked fans could be seen posing proudly in front of their banners.
BBC Sport report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick, Nemanja Matic and Darren Fletcher spoke to the United fans that forced entry into Carrington.
United have now released the following statement: “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.”
Protests are also continuing outside Old Trafford, where fans gathered on Monday following news of United’s involvement in the European Super League.
Fans of the Big Six up and down the country made their feelings known as soon as the breakaway was announced on Sunday.
Eventually, Chelsea and Manchester City became the first to crack and withdraw before the other clubs followed suit late on Tuesday evening.
It was a monumental victory for the fans, while internally, players also took a stand against their clubs.
Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes were among those to make it clear that the United squad were opposed to the idea.
Woodward addressed the players in a meeting on Monday before several took to social media to highlight their concerns.
Tensions between the supporters and the United hierarchy are set to continue moving forward, with fans determined to make the Glazers sell up.