Man Utd fans target two further games in Glazers protest

Date published: Tuesday 4th May 2021 9:39 - Will Ford

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Manchester United fans are planning two further demonstrations to protest against the Glazers this season after Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool was postponed.

Hundreds of supporters forced their way inside Old Trafford before kick-off, while thousands more gathered outside the ground to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of United and their attempt to join the European Super League.

The game had to be called off with a new date yet to be determined.


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And according to The Times, the supporters who broke into Old Trafford are planning a repeat of Sunday’s scenes when Leicester travel to Manchester on May 12.

The rearranged Liverpool fixture will also be the target of more demonstrations, though the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) have offered the club’s owners a way to avoid a repeat of the scenes on Sunday.

MUST say they do not want to stage further protests and penned an open letter to co-chairman Joel Glazer detailing a way forward with a four-point plan, requesting a public response by Friday at the latest.

The statement read: ‘Let’s be very clear that no-one wants what happened at Old Trafford yesterday to be a regular event.

‘What happened was the culmination of 16 years in which your family’s ownership of the club has driven us into debt and decline, and we have felt ever more sidelined and ignored.

‘After 16 years not one member of the Glazer family has ever had so much as a conversation with us, the club’s Supporters’ Trust.

‘Yesterday, that frustration reached boiling point. We support the right of fans to protest lawfully and, although we did not personally witness any such acts, of course we do not condone any acts of violence.

‘None of us want this to continue. We all have better things to do. So we need to find a way forward.’

The four-point plan calls for increased supporter ownership, the appointment of independent directors to the board, the end of the two-tier share scheme and consultation with fans over any future plans to join another competition like the European Super League.

 

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