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Man Utd foil plot by Leeds fans to attack team bus ahead of Premier League clash

Manchester United are liaising with West Yorkshire Police as it emerged Leeds fans were plotting to attack their team bus.

United refused to disclose the security measures they would be taking, but admitted they were aware of threats to their team coach which could put the safety of their players at risk.

The fixture has a history of fan disorder and West Yorkshire police will be on alert to deal with any attempts to disrupt United’s arrival at Elland Road.

They have also been monitoring social media channels and fan sites to avoid a potential flashpoint when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his stars arrive at Elland Road.

Liverpool players were booed on arrival at the same ground ahead of Monday's meeting with Leeds as the story of the controversial breakaway European Super League was at its peak.

Meanwhile Man Utd's owners have faced a backlash of their own from across the world of football.

United supporters gathered at Old Trafford on Saturday to voice their discontent, displaying banners demanding the Glazers sell up and leave the club.

The Glazers have set a £4billion asking price to any potential investors who are looking to launch a takeover bid – a staggering amount likely to ward off any interest.

And United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the owners are still focused on taking the club to the next level despite the uproar and outrage over their involvement in the Super League plans.

“I am very confident that they (the owners) will remain committed," Solskjaer said. “I’ve had an open and good relationship with them and they’ve been very supportive of me. They have backed me.

“We have shown in the players we have signed, that we’re committed to improving – and that they’re committed to improving.

“There are other projects we work on, which we don’t always broadcast.

“It’s all about improving the club, the infrastructure, the facilities and the squad."

Discussing the disruption earlier this week, Solskjaer added: "We’ve had an apology from Joel Glazer – and I think that’s important.

“He’s told us how committed he is to helping us going forward.

“Unity and everyone coming together and working together for one common goal is the best way forward.”

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