Manchester United erected barriers around Old Trafford and more protests were planned against the Glazers
Manchester United are tightening their security as barriers are erected around Old Trafford with more protests planned against the Glazers … just a week after the Liverpool clash was postponed after furious fans forced their way into the stadium
- Photos from Old Trafford seem to show Manchester United are increasing security
- Fans entered the stadium last Sunday during protests against Glazer owners
- United will play at Aston Villa today for two home games in three days next week
- The visit to Liverpool was called off amid protests and unrest in Manchester
It appears Manchester United were building new barriers around Old Trafford as fans may want to repeat the scenes where their Premier League home game against Liverpool was called off last Sunday.
Photos have popped up on social media showing trucks outside the stadium and security personnel standing next to new-looking barriers, with the club desperate to avoid the shocking raid that saw fans take to the field and the stands.
Campaigners have warned more demonstrations could be planned, and United is taking no chances after a number of ugly incidents last week, including attacks on police officers and unrest outside the Lowry Hotel where the players were staying.
Trucks were seen outside of Old Trafford as Man United appeared to be improving security measures
United has two home games in three days and wants to prevent more protests from turning ugly
United’s clash with their fierce local rivals had to be postponed after a long delay as officials tried to make the stadium and city safe for the game.
Enraged fans expressed anger at owners, the Glazers, after being outraged by the announcement of the European Super League last month, where United was also a founding member.
Hundreds of supporters invaded the historic stadium and made their way onto the turf and across the stands in a show of rebellion against the way they think the club is run.
The photos on Twitter showed staff standing next to barriers in front of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand
Staff will hope they can prevent a repeat of protesters breaking through barriers to re-enter the field
Greater Manchester Police, who had final say on the postponement of the match, later confirmed that two officers had been injured in the surrounding protests, one being assaulted with a bottle and sustaining a significant cut in the face, leaving the emergency hospital. was needed. therapy.’
The crowd of intruders at the stadium is said to have accessed Old Trafford through the Munich tunnel and pushed down barriers despite guards’ attempts to stop them.
That could have forced the club’s security chiefs to bolster structures around the ground, in the hope that similar insurance policies won’t be successful in the future.
Hundreds of Manchester United fans stormed the field ahead of the game against Liverpool
The Glazer family, the owners of United, signed the club for the European Super League in April
Some of the audience kicked footballs set up for the game wearing green and gold scarves, which have become symbolic of the anti-Glazer movement as the colors of Newton Heath – the predecessor of United’s club.
There were clashes as the angry protesters tried to break police lines outside the stadium, with officers pulling batons to hold back the crowd and throwing out bottles and other projectiles.
A police presence like the one we saw on Sunday, backed by horses, will certainly be back for Leicester’s scheduled visits on Tuesday and Liverpool for the rescheduled game on Thursday.
Intruders waved banners at the Glazers and grabbed footballs and corner flags from the turf
The crowd entered the perimeter of Old Trafford before lighting smoke flares and singing
United were one of six Premier League clubs to participate in the doomed Super League project last month, and withdrew 48 hours later following an angry backlash from the public, including club legends such as Gary Neville.
Joel Glazer then apologized, but the many signs visibly criticizing him during the day of unrest clearly showed that those words fell on deaf ears.
United will also face Fulham in their last Premier League game of the season on May 18.