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Jamie Carragher says he understands why fans are revolting against the club's American owners after the dramatic scenes witnessed at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United's Premier League fixture against Liverpool was postponed after hundreds of fans protested against the Glazer family outside the stadium.

A minority breached security cordons to get onto the Old Trafford pitch while there were violent clashes with bottles thrown when police moved in to disperse the crowd.

Hundreds of Manchester United supporters protested against the Glazer family at Old Trafford

Hundreds of supporters protested against the Glazer family at Old Trafford

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Some fans stormed the Old Trafford pitch to make their feelings known about the owners

Some fans stormed the Old Trafford pitch to make their feelings known about the owners

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher (left) says he sympathises with the protesting United fans

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher (left) says he sympathises with the protesting United fans

But former Liverpool defender Carragher, who was pitchside working for Sky Sports when the protestors stormed the pitch, said 'I never felt threatened… there was a sense of revolt and mutiny within the stadium, not violence.'

That's despite a flare being lit and thrown towards the Sky Sports studio position at one point.

Writing in his Daily Telegraph column, Carragher said he has sympathy with the United fans determined to make their feelings known about the club's ownership.

'I was not prepared to go on live television and condemn United fans for being at the end of their tether when many of them have spent over a decade campaigning to raise awareness about how their club is run. I would be a hypocrite to do so,' he said.

'This is not a time for tribalism, where rival fans accuse others of going further than they would on the basis of club loyalties.

Hundreds of Manchester United fans have stormed the pitch at Old Trafford in protest at the club's American owners ahead of Sunday afternoon's match with Liverpool

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Hundreds of fans have stormed the pitch at Old Trafford in protest at the club's American owners ahead of Sunday afternoon's match with Liverpool

One fan among those who stormed Old Trafford grabbed the corner flag as they stormed the pitch ahead of the match

One fan among those who stormed Old Trafford grabbed the corner flag as they stormed the pitch ahead of the match 

The Glazer family, United's owners, signed the club up to the European Super League before making a u-turn 48 hours later amid a furious backlash

The Glazer family, United's owners, signed the club up to the European Super League before making a u-turn 48 hours later amid a furious backlash

'Every fan who is angry at feeling ignored by their club's owners can understand why United fans

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