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Man Utd Fans Protest Inside Club's Training Ground

A group of Manchester United fans entered the club's training complex this morning to protest the Glazer family following the controversial European Super League drama this week.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of the fans at Carrington!

The footballing world was shaken this week when 12 clubs announced they were forming a European Super League that would rival the UEFA Champions League and be governed by the owners and presidents of the teams involved.

The proposed project was met with incredible backlash from the moment it was made public this past Sunday, eventually leading to all six Premier League clubs, including United, withdrawing from the breakaway league on Tuesday.

Despite fans being able to breathe a sigh of relief after the Super League's quick collapse, the intention behind the idea has left a bitter taste, particularly in the mouths of United supporters, who are fed up with the club's ownership.  

On Thursday morning, a group of United fans entered the Carrington training complex to express their concerns and demand changes within the club's hierarchy.

Soccer Laduma spoke to an inside source who revealed that the protest was peaceful and that there was no struggle between the fans and security at the training ground.

After being consulted by a steward, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick came out to talk to the group and were said to have appreciated the passion with which these supporters of the club spoke.

We are told that the group wants the Glazer family to surrender its majority stake in the 20-time English champions and for the club to adopt the "50+1" rule, which stipulates that members retain 50% of the voting shares in the limited companies that operate the club, plus one share. This stops outside investors from taking a majority stake and having complete control of a club.

The source tells us that first-team player Nemanja Matic was also present during the discussions between the supporters and United staff, and that the fans were not forced off the grounds but rather left of their own accord.

The Glazer family took charge of the Red Devils in 2005 and have been criticised throughout, with the family believed to have taken £89 million (R1.7 billion) out of the club between 2014 and 2019.

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Addressing the incident, United said in an official statement on their website that "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."

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