May 8, 2021

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Glazers have ‘no plans’ to sell Man Utd despite Old Trafford protests

The Glazer family have ‘no plans’ to sell Manchester United despite protests from club supporters at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United’s Premier League fixture with Liverpool has been postponed for security reasons following protests from Red Devils supporters, with around 100 supporters entering the stadium and invading the pitch during a protest against the controversial property of the club.

The owner’s involvement in proposals for a European Super League has once again heightened anger among fans, with the latest protests part of a long-running campaign to oust US owners from power.

The Glazers bought the club as part of a heavily indebted takeover 16 years ago and have since overseen a period of decline, placing the Red Devils in huge debt and draining the finances of one of the lesser clubs. most lucrative in world football.

Despite the latest protests, the Guardian reports the Glazers have ‘no intention’ of selling their majority stake in the club and are considering turning United into a $ 10bn (£ 7bn) company , more than double the last valuation of £. 3.05 billion.

The news comes despite plans for additional protests, with the Red Devils having three more home games before the end of the Premier League season, facing Leicester, Fulham and the revamped clash with Liverpool.

The Glazer family also received an open letter from MUST (Manchester United Supporters Trust) with the group of fans outlining their requests to move forward, urging Joel Glazer to engage with supporters in a bid to move forward. ‘before.

The letter includes a four-point plan of action, including calling on the Glazers to “ openly engage and promote the government-initiated fan-led review ” of football club ownership in the goal of rebalancing power in favor of supporters.

The plan also requires the appointment of administrators who serve the best interests of the club and consultation with membership holders on any “ significant changes ” involving the future of the club, in the wake of the fallout from the collapse of the club. the European Super League.

MUST have demanded a public response from Joel Glazer by Friday, in what one hopes could be a major breakthrough with a selfish property that has watched and benefited from the deteriorating club fortunes.

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