Tension at Man United as Angry Fans Storm Club's Training Ground Amid Super League Scandal

Tension at Man United as Angry Fans Storm Club's Training Ground Amid Super League Scandal

- Man United fans' protest came in the wake of the European Super League scandal that sparked anger from several quarters

- The Red Devils are understood to have played a central role in the formation of the controversial tournament

- The big six EPL clubs have since withdrawn from the arrangement, a section of fans still moved to demand more answers

- The protesting group stormed the club's training facility earlier on Thursday, forcing Solskjaer and his backroom staff to address them

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Normal operations were brought to a standstill at Man United's AON training ground after angry fans staged protests at the facility.

Tension at Man United as Angry Fans Storm Club's Training Ground
Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff which included Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick were forced to address the supporters. Photo: Getty Images.
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It is understood that the irate fans were protesting against The Glazers family which owns the club in the wake of the Super League scandal.

United are said to have played a central role in the formation of the controversial tournament.

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The Red Devils joined forces with several other elite clubs including six from England to form the breakaway competition.

The announcement prompted widespread outrage from fans, forcing clubs who participated in the arrangement to rescind their decisions.

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Joel Glazer, who was unveiled as the tournament's vice-chair was forced to apologise, with the United chief sending fans an open later after the club had withdrawn from the plans.

However, it appears the apology was not enough to a section of supporters who stormed the AON Training Complex on the morning of Thursday, April 22, to express their displeasure over United's role in the European Super League plans.

A statement released by the club confirmed the incident, with Sky Sports reporting the group carrying banners made their way to the reception before they accessed the first-team training area.

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Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff which included Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick were forced to address the supporters before the police were called in to man the area.

"At approximately 9am this morning, a group gained access to the club training ground," a United statementsaid.
"The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site," the statement added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Florentino Perez who is President of the European Super League has stated that their project is still on standby and that clubs that withdrew their interest are yet to officially leave. Mirror.

All the big six Premier League clubs have withdrawn from the project after pressure from fans and two out of the six remaining have also followed suit.

The remaining clubs left in the new league are Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid but Perez insists the project will go on as planned.

Source: Legit.ng

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