Manchester United staff feared for their safety after being confronted by a drunken fan who got into the first-team dressing room during Sunday’s Old Trafford protest.
The Daily Mail claim that nine staff, including team doctors, physios, masseurs and kit men, were preparing for the Premier League clash with Liverpool when around 200 protesters forced themselves into the ground.
And one fan even managed to reach the home dressing room, where he confronted shocked staff members, underlining a huge breach of United’s security system.
Thousands of Red Devils supporters demonstrated against the club’s owners, the Glazer family, outside of their home ground ahead of the Liverpool showdown, which was eventually postponed.
Two police officers were left with serious injuries following the melee with one left with a significant slash wound to his face after being attacked.
United were one of six founding Premier League clubs to join a breakaway European Super League last month, which was abolished just 48 hours later after a huge backlash in the footballing world.
The Red Devils plan to take action against any fans found to have committed a criminal offence.
“The club has no desire to see peaceful protesters punished, but will work with the police to identify those involved in criminal activity, and will also issue its own sanctions to any season ticket holder or member identified, per the published sanctions policy,” the statement read.
The latest protests followed previous training ground and stadium demonstrations in the build-up to the Liverpool clash.
The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust have since issued an open letter to Joel Glazer, which includes a four-point plan to which it wants a reply by Friday.
They have warned the club that they will face further protests unless they receive a response with the necessary assurances.