Manchester United protesters climbed over steel gates to enter the Munich tunnel and open the entrance door

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Manchester United DENY club staff let protesters into Old Trafford, saying instead that fans climbed over steel gates to enter Munich’s tunnel, open the entrance door and flow onto the pitch

  • Manchester United supporters broke into the Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday
  • The fans led a protest against the ownership of the club by the Glazers
  • It has now become known that it was United’s supporters who led the break-in
  • It was feared that an entrance door had been opened by an employee
  • The protests on the field and the carnage that followed led to the Premier League meeting with Liverpool being postponed

Manchester United fans who entered the Munich tunnel and opened an entrance door were responsible for letting in more than a hundred fellow protesters during Sunday’s demonstration at Old Trafford, it has been revealed.

There were concerns that the door was opened by a staff member after protesters entering the stadium and field told them Sportsmail that it was opened from within.

The Manchester United Supporters Trust also raised the issue in a statement on Sunday, saying believe the vast majority of Manchester United staff are sympathetic to the views of the fans. ‘

Manchester United supporters furiously protested the club’s ownership in the Glazer family ahead of their squad’s game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Shocking scenes saw fans rushing onto the field at Old Trafford after breaking into the ground

Shocking scenes saw fans rushing onto the field at Old Trafford after breaking into the ground

In protest against the Glazers, fans grabbed corner flags and match balls during the massacre

In protest against the Glazers, fans grabbed corner flags and match balls during the massacre

However, it has now been revealed that a number of fans were able to climb over the steel gates of the Munich tunnel.

Some confronted stewards in front of the directors’ entrance, but others forced open a separate entrance door and then doubled back to let more protesters out.

More than a hundred poured into Old Trafford and reached the field, either through the handicapped area or by sliding down the tarpaulins covering the empty seats.

Supporters invade the stadium while protesting against Glazers' preliminary game

Supporters invade the stadium while protesting against Glazers’ preliminary game

A yellow glow was thrown through a window as police watched from the stadium

A yellow glow was thrown through a window as police watched from the stadium

Protests continued outside Old Trafford as torches and marches surrounded the ground

Protests continued outside Old Trafford as torches and marches surrounded the ground

They took the match balls and corner flags lined up for the Premier League game against Liverpool, threw a rocket at the Sky Sports portal – where experts Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards were in the air – and smashed a TV camera next to the field.

Ground personnel had to hide in closed-door offices for their own safety until the field was cleared.

A second break-in occurred shortly afterwards when fans kicked a glass entrance to the disabled elevator and got back onto the field.

The match was eventually called off after the security breach and clashes outside Old Trafford in which two police officers were injured.

Police fight with United protesters as red steel barriers are thrown into the air

Police fight with United protesters as red steel barriers are thrown into the air

The protests resulted in the postponement of the Premier League match against Liverpool

The protests resulted in the postponement of the Premier League match against Liverpool

Torches were also let down at Old Trafford, where a second burglary took place shortly after

Torches were also let down at Old Trafford, where a second burglary took place shortly after

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