Joel, Avi and Bryan Glazer returned to Old Trafford on Thursday – one day after police weere called to protect them from hundreds of Manchester United fans, angry with their takeover of the club.

The Glazers arrived at the ground before early in the morning to continue their fact-finding tour of the club following their father Malcolm’s £790m takeover of the world’s richest club.

There was no repeat of the scenes which accompanied their first visit to the ground, when fans opposed to the Glazers takeover of the club had gathered outside Old Trafford and erected barricades to try and stop the brothers leaving.

The three Glazer brothers are expected to return to the United States on Thursday.

But they are expected to outline their plans for the club on MUTV on Friday.