May 10, 2021

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MUST set Glazers deadline to respond to four-point Man United proposal


The Manchester United Supporters Trust wrote to Joel Glazer urging him to listen to their complaints and respond following Sunday’s protest at Old Trafford.

United’s The game against Liverpool was postponed as fans broke into Old Trafford and clashed with police outside the stadium.

The group said they do not tolerate violence, but called on the Glazers to respond to fans who are “ left out and ignored. ”


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The letter read: “ The Fan Forum wrote to you and your management team on Friday. We don’t know if you’ve seen him, but after yesterday’s events we are confident that your attention is now fully focused on what will happen next at Manchester United.

“First of all, let’s be very clear that nobody wants what happened at Old Trafford yesterday to be a regular occurrence. We are football fans and we want to support our team. We don’t want to spend our days off protesting in front of our football field.

“ But what has happened is the culmination of 16 years in which your family’s ownership of the club has led us into debt and decline, and we have felt increasingly sidelined and ignored.

“ After 16 years, no member of the Glazer family has ever had more than a conversation with us, the Club’s Supporters Trust. Yesterday that frustration hit its boiling point.

“For the vast majority of the thousands of participants in the demonstration, they made their voices heard in a peaceful and respectful manner. We support the right of fans to protest legally and, while we have not personally witnessed such acts, of course we do not condone any act of violence.

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

The letter also presented a four-point plan for a fundamental restructuring of the club.

In addition to calling on the Glazers to cooperate with a fan-led government review, the letter urged them to put in place a stock system that is accessible to all investors, meaning that owner participation could be ‘ reduced to a minority, or even be redeemed completely ”.

The letter also called on owners to consult with membership holders about any material changes to the club and to appoint independent directors to the board.

He concluded: “We are calling for a response to this four-point plan, in public and in writing by Friday. This is the only way to move this problem forward. We strongly suggest you take it.