Manchester United fans ‘plan ANOTHER protest’ against the pressured Glazer family, with supporters ‘REFUSING to enter the stadium’ for a squatting match in Liverpool later this month
- Manchester United fans are reportedly going to protest against their owners again
- Fans can refuse to enter the stadium for Man United’s match against Liverpool
- Protesters have regularly made it clear that the Glazer family would be leaving
- Man United have accumulated £495.7m debt and there is little to see
Several Manchester United fans are threatening to boycott the Red Devils’ match against Liverpool this weekend in protest against the Glazer family, a new report has revealed.
The game will be United’s next home game and is the same game that was postponed last season after protesters stormed the Old Trafford field in May.
This season’s game is unlikely to be at risk of being postponed, but according to The Times, several supporters will refuse to attend the game in an effort to send another strong signal to their pressured owners.
The Glazer family has received huge criticism from Manchester United fans. Pictured: Avram Glazer (center) watches as his side lose their opening game against Brighton
United fans have regularly expressed their desire for the family to leave Old Trafford
Despite the appointment of new manager Erik ten Hag at the start of the summer, United lost 2-1 to Brighton on the opening weekend of the Premier League and were completely outplayed by Graham Potter’s side at Old Trafford.
Fans have criticized the Glazers for a lack of investment both on and off the pitch, while also bashing the family for poor signings and management decisions since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.
The protest is said to keep fans out of the stadium for the duration of the game and it has taken hold on social media, with ‘#EmptyOldTrafford’ trending on Twitter on Wednesday.
There are reportedly more than 55,000 posts devoted to the event, which would be the latest in a series of vocal objections from United’s disillusioned fan base.
Recently, banners have been kept outside the ground to protest against the owners
United have accumulated £495.7m in debt and there is little evidence of it on the pitch
The protesters will reopen their shop outside Old Trafford when they face Liverpool
The Glazers took over United in 2005 but their most recent accounts showed a club debt of £495.7million with very little to show.
The planned protest is similar to that of Valencia, whose fans stood outside the Mestalla stadium during their last game of last season in protest against unpopular owner Peter Lim.
United supporters have protested the Galazers several times in the recent past, with actions ranging from the field invasions to strikes during matches.
Anti-Glazer chants can often be heard on the terraces of Old Trafford, and despite co-chairman Joel Glazer’s efforts to mend the relationship between the fans and the hierarchy, it seems it will be a while before everyone is on the same page at Old Trafford.