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Protesters gain access to a training ground at Manchester United

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Protesters carried banners with messages, including “Glazers out,” in connection with the Glazer family, which owns United, and “We decide when to play.”

A group of Manchester United fans, unhappy with the club’s involvement in the abandoned Super League plan, gained access to their training ground on Thursday and spoke with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and some staff members.

Protesters carried banners with messages, including “Glazers out,” in connection with the Glazer family, which owns United, and “We decide when to play.”

The protest, in which about 20 people were reported, began at around 9 am local time at the United Carrington training complex.

The British television operator Sky Sports announced that Solskjaer’s assistants, Michael Karik and Darren Fletcher, and midfielder Nemanja Matic were among those who also spoke to the group.

“The buildings were secure and the group had already left the site,” United said in a statement.

United were one of six English teams to sign up to join the breakaway Super League, which also includes three clubs from Spain and three more from Italy.

All English teams withdrew on Tuesday under pressure from the British government and supporters.

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