22 Aug 2022 | 21:04 | Football
Old Trafford (Getty Images)
Manchester United fans pointed the finger at the blame for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, for a bad start to the season during a protest march to Old Trafford ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Defeats to Brighton and Brentford in new manager Erik ten Hag’s first two games have left the Reds bottom of the table for the first time in 30 years ahead of this weekend’s games.
Hundreds of fans chanted “we want Glazer out” as they marched behind a sign that read “United for $ale.”
Many were adorned with scarves and flags in the green and gold colors of Newton Heath, the club that was founded in 1878 and eventually became Manchester United 24 years later, which became a symbol of protest against the monarchy. Great House Glazer.
However, a social media campaign encouraging Man United fans to “clean up Old Trafford” by boycotting the match did not materialize.
United have not won the Premier League since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and haven’t won any major trophies since 2017.
The Glazers have owned United since a controversial leveraged takeover in 2005 that left the club with hundreds of millions of pounds in debt.
As the British giants have paid off huge profits of more than 800 million ($946 million) over the past 17 years, the Glazers still regularly draw millions of dividends from their shares.
The most notable moment of the protest movement was in May 2021 when Liverpool’s visit was postponed as supporters flooded the pitch after both clubs’ failed attempts to form a European Super League. .
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