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Manchester United fans stage anti-Glazer protest after getting inside Old Trafford

Written by on 2 May 2021

Angry Manchester United fans are staging a protest against the club’s owners after getting inside their Old Trafford stadium.

Supporters had gathered outside to demonstrate ahead of Liverpool’s visit this afternoon following the club’s failed attempt to join the controversial European Super League.

They then broke down barriers, went into the stadium and onto the pitch.

Manchester United fans protesting outside Old Traford against the club's ownership by the Glazers Image: Fans began their protest outside the stadium

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

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Police, in large numbers, were forced to move them on.

Security has been stepped up around the stadium.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed fans’ right to protest but urged them to do it peacefully.

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They are demanding change at the top of the club which has been in control of the Glazer family since 2005.

The anti-Glazer movement has gained huge momentum in recent weeks following their failed attempt in April to form part of a breakaway Super League.

About 10,000 supporters are expected to descend on Old Trafford before the Premier League match which is due to start at 1630.

Just days after the Super League debacle, Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer “apologised unreservedly” to fans.

He said: “We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.”

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