Manchester United protesters climbed steel gates to enter the Munich tunnel and opened the access door to allow over a hundred fans to get into Old Trafford
- Manchester United fans broke into Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday
- The fans protested against the glaziers’ ownership of the club
- It has now been revealed that it was United’s supporters who led the break-in
- There were fears that an employee had opened an access door
- The ensuing protests and slaughter on the pitch meant that the Premier League encounter with Liverpool was postponed
Manchester United fans who came into the Munich tunnel and opened an access door were responsible for letting more than a hundred other protesters in during the demonstration at Old Trafford on Sunday.
There were concerns that the door was opened by a member of staff after protesters entering the stadium and onto the pitch reported it Sportsmail that it was opened from the inside.
The Manchester United Supporters Trust raised the issue in a statement on Sunday, saying: “Although we did not expect the stadium to be invaded – and a gate is rumored to have been opened for fans – even if it did not I think the vast majority of Manchester United staff agree with the views of the fans. ‘
Manchester United fans protested the club’s ownership of the Glazer family ahead of their side’s game against Liverpool on Sunday
Fans flocked to the field at Old Trafford in shocking scenes after breaking into the ground
The fans protested against the glasses and grabbed corner flags and match points during the carnage
However, it turned out that some fans were able to climb over the steel gates that guarded the Munich tunnel.
Some confronted stewards outside the directors’ entrance, others forced them to open a separate access door and then went back to let in more protesters who were gathering outside.
More than a hundred flocked to Old Trafford and entered the field either through the handicapped area or by sliding down the tarpaulin that covered the empty seats.
A yellow torch was thrown through a window as police watched from inside the stadium
Protests continued outside Old Trafford as torches and marches surrounded the ground
Police fight with United States protesters while red steel barriers are thrown into the air
They took the match points and corner flags that had been set up for the Premier League game against Liverpool, threw a torch on the Sky Sports portal – where experts Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards were on the air – and destroyed them a television camera next to the pitch.
For their own safety, those on the ground should take refuge in offices with locked doors until the field of play was cleared.
A second break-in occurred shortly afterwards when the fans entered a glass entrance to the handicapped-accessible elevator and came back onto the field.
The game was eventually abandoned after a security breach and clashes outside of Old Trafford in which two police officers were injured.
The protests led to the postponement of the Premier League game against Liverpool
Torches were also released at Old Trafford, where a second break-in followed shortly afterwards