Police had been referred to as to Manchester United‘s coaching floor on Friday after a gaggle of supporters arrived to protest in opposition to the membership’s house owners, the Glazer household.
United had been compelled to lock the entrance gates at Carrington and divert guests to a again entrance after a gaggle of round 30 followers carrying “Glazer Out” banners gathered exterior the complicated at round noon.
It comes a yr after protesters succeeded in breaking into Carrington earlier than talking briefly to former supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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There may be one other protest deliberate at Outdated Trafford forward of the sport in opposition to Norwich Metropolis on Saturday with supporters planning to solely enter the stadium till 17 minutes after kickoff, one minute for every year of Glazer possession.
“Everyone knows soccer is a recreation of ardour and feelings, we will all perceive, I can perceive our supporters are dissatisfied with our standing within the desk,” interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick informed a information convention on Friday.
“However I nonetheless consider our supporters are probably the greatest, if not the most effective, in England and so long as they try this protest in a peaceable manner and help the staff within the stadium, they’ve a proper to precise their opinion. I can perceive they’re dissatisfied.”
Sources have informed ESPN that United are on the point of asserting Ajax supervisor Erik ten Hag as their subsequent everlasting boss however Rangnick refused to be drawn on the membership’s plans.
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“I don’t know if it’s a finished deal,” Rangnick added. “My focus is on the sport in opposition to Norwich; to arrange the staff on the next degree for the sport.
“Everyone knows he’s supervisor and he’s finished job at Ajax and former golf equipment nevertheless it doesn’t make sense if I let you know what I consider one other coach.”
Rangnick is getting ready to face backside membership Norwich with out Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Fred — all of whom are injured.
Shaw has undergone an operation to take away metallic screws from his leg after struggling a extreme fracture in 2015 and Rangnick just isn’t assured the left-back will play once more this season.
“He might be out for at the very least one other 4 or 5 weeks,” Rangnick mentioned. “Will probably be troublesome for him to be accessible for the remaining seven video games.”