Manchester United is reviewing security procedures around coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an incident with an autograph hunter. The Norwegian is admittedly a likeable figure, who always tries to respond to the supporters’ requests.
Solskjaer was leaving a hotel in the city center, where the team meets before home games, when he felt he was being chased, still on foot. He got in his car and left the hotel premises. Shortly after, the Norwegian felt that he was being followed by another vehicle.
Forced to stop at a red light, Solskjaer saw a person get out of the back car and suddenly had a Manchester United fan hitting him on the glass to ask for an autograph. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was naturally scared, even though the individual was a fan of the club he coaches and played for many years. Manchester United considers the incident to be a unique case but is reviewing the security protocol surrounding its coach.
Northwest England clubs were already on alert after the Daily Mail revealed that Everton’s alternate goalkeeper Robin Olsen and his family were confronted by a group of hooded men at the family home in Cheshire, the last month.
Although many autograph hunters are nothing more than naive fans, some want the precious signatures to do business. Many of these autographs go directly to the internet to be sold. In recent times, several Premier League clubs have had problems at the gates of the training centers.
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