Furious Manchester United fans storm Old Trafford pitch in protest against American owners

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Manchester United fans have invaded the Old Trafford pitch to protest against the club’s American ownership.

Supporters are demanding change at the top of the club, which is under the control of the Glazer family, following the failed bid to join the controversial European Super League.

Videos show fans shooting flares and chanting.

Wow, hundreds of fans have got onto the pitch at Old Trafford, they’re protesting against the ownership of the club. 😱 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/izEkC2LLr2

— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) May 2, 2021

Manchester United fans have stormed Old Trafford in protest against their owners pic.twitter.com/8XExeHwdfq

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 2, 2021

Speaking ahead of the protest, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It’s important that the fans’ views are listened to and we communicate better. My job is to focus on the football side and that we have the best possible team.

“As I’ve said before I’ve been backed, I’ve had great support from the club and the owners and I’m sure I will get the backing again to go one step further. When the protests are on, it’s important they go in a good fashion and that we keep it peaceful.”

The club is due to play Liverpool later this afternoon. The Premier League insists the game will still kick off at 4.30pm, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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