Solskjaer chats with protesting United fans who broke into club's training ground
Fans managed to block the entrance to the club's Carrington training ground
Manchester United fans gained access to the squad's training facility to protest against the club's owners, in the aftermath of United's involvement in the Super League fiasco.
Around 20 fans were able to make their way into the facility and unveiled banners reading "WE decide when you PLAY," "51% MUFC 20," and "GLAZERS OUT."
The "51%" is a clear reference to the ownership model currently in place in German football in which fans must hold the majority of voting rights at a club. Many are calling for similar measures and regulation over club ownership to be brought into English football now.
This is in the aftermath of the scandalous power grab from the owners of the Premier League's so-called 'big six' who announced on Sunday their intentions to from a breakaway Super League tournament with six of Europe's elite sides.
The Mail reports that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, first-team coaches Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick, and midfielder Nemanja Matic all came out to speak to the angry fans after they made their way into Carrington.
A statement from United has now said that the buildings at the training ground "were secure and the group had left the site."
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In a rare public address from the club co-chairman, Joel Glazer admitted to fans in a letter that he had 'got it wrong.'
He wrote in the letter to supporters that his role in the proposals had 'failed to show enough respect for [football's] deep-rooted traditions' and that he was now 'personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans'.
However for the majority of United fans this will be too little too late, and is the final straw for their owners who have faced opposition from large groups of supporters ever since they became involved in the club.