Anti-Glazer protesters power Manchester United to CLOSE their megastore forward of their first recreation of the season towards Brighton as offended followers proceed to name for his or her American homeowners to promote the membership
- A megastore at Manchester United has been closed down on account of protests
- Followers are protesting the membership’s unpopular American homeowners the Glazer household
- Supporters have been videoed bearing a banner asking their followers to ‘struggle for united’
- United started their Premier League season towards Brighton at house on Sunday
- Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench after restricted recreation time in pre-season
Manchester United followers’ protests towards the Glazer household have resulted in an Outdated Trafford megastore being closed previous to their Premier League opener.
A video posted on Twitter by anti-Glazer fan account The 1958 exhibits a variety of followers bearing a banner emblazoned with ‘Combat for United’ as followers name for the unpopular homeowners to promote the membership.
United are taking over Brighton at Outdated Trafford of their first Premier League recreation underneath new supervisor Erik ten Hag, having misplaced 4-0 to the Seagulls on the tail-end of final season underneath Ralf Rangnick.
A video has been posted on Twitter by the account The 1958 displaying a mass protest forward of Manchester United’s season opener
The Crimson Devils’ season opener towards Brighton has been overshadowed after numerous United followers met earlier than the sport to protest towards membership homeowners the Glazers.
Organised by the supporters group The 1958, they marched from Media Metropolis UK in Salford to Outdated Trafford, the place the membership store was compelled to shut an hour earlier than kick-off.
The group despatched out a Tweet videoing the protest saying: ‘Be a part of us en route. Unite with us towards this possession. By no means hand over hope.’
Supporters additionally vented their anger earlier than video games towards Norwich and Chelsea final season
Followers bore a banner which learn ‘FIGHT GREED – FIGHT FOR UNITED – FIGHT GLAZERS‘ and the amassed supporters could possibly be heard chanting as they marched, shouting: ‘We wish Glazers out! We wish Glazers out!’
The supporters group had beforehand issued a Tweet to their followers asking followers to ‘Preserve it authorized & peaceable’ as they deliberate the demonstration earlier than Sunday’s match.
The Glazers, who’ve been homeowners since 2005, have commonly taken sums of cash out of the membership, with many followers livid at their newest £11million pay-out.
Avram (L) and Joel (R) Glazer took £11million in dividends out of the membership earlier in June
An announcement from the Manchester United Supporters’ Belief in June mentioned: ‘Immediately the Glazers pay themselves the lion’s share of an £11m dividend on the finish of one of many worst seasons in residing reminiscence.
‘Reward for failure is poor follow in any enterprise, and completely unacceptable given the present state of issues at United.
‘MUST is advocating and pursuing a method of engagement with the membership and its homeowners, to get a stronger voice for followers, however this cost is indefensible.
‘We will likely be making this level, and demanding solutions, in our direct conferences in addition to by way of our representatives on the followers’ advisory board and followers’ discussion board.’
United legend Gary Neville additionally slammed the membership’s homeowners as he tweeted: ‘The Glazer Household shouldn’t be taking £11m in dividends this Friday. It is not proper with the funding wanted within the crew, stadium and coaching floor.
‘The membership’s money place is low in comparison with earlier years. An announcement is required to halt it for the following three years minimal.’
Ten Hag’s first aggressive recreation accountable for United was already underneath the highlight earlier than the protest, and was additional scrutinised by world soccer following the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo being left on the bench.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench after restricted recreation time in pre-season for United
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t journey with the squad on their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia and introduced his intention to depart the membership, though few affords have been forthcoming for the Portuguese legend.
The Dutchman handed debuts to new signings Lisandro Martinez on the coronary heart of the defence, and Christian Eriksen as an attacking midfielder flanked by Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho, behind Marcus Rashford.
Boos rang out round Outdated Trafford on the half-time whistle after the Dutchman’s facet fell 2-0 behind by the interval due to a Pascal Gross double, and lots of followers will likely be asking themselves if something has truly modified within the dugout.
1958 is a big yr within the historical past of United because the membership tragically misplaced eight gamers within the Munich air catastrophe after the airplane they have been travelling again to Manchester on crashed following a European Cup tie with Crimson Star Belgrade.