Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was joined by Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, and Nemanja Matic in addressing the crowd. Manchester United issued the following statement: “This morning, about 9 a.m., a group gained access to the club’s training grounds. They were approached by the manager and others. The party has now left the site after securing the buildings.”
The owners of the six Premier League clubs who signed up for the European Super League on Sunday before withdrawing two days later are the target of fans’ anger.
Joel Glazer, United’s co-owner, was one of the driving forces behind the ESL, announcing himself as the competition’s vice-chairman and claiming that it would help the “broader football pyramid.”