United fans gather outside Old Trafford to protest against Glazers


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In Summary

  • Hundreds of Manchester United supporters gathered outside Old Trafford on Saturday to protest against the club's owners for their involvement in the European Super League (ESL).

  • United were one of the 12 founding members of the competition before withdrawing on Tuesday.

  • Protestors were calling for the Glazer family to leave the club.

Hundreds of Manchester United supporters gathered outside Old Trafford on Saturday to protest against the club’s owners for their involvement in the European Super League (ESL).

United were one of the 12 founding members of the competition before withdrawing on Tuesday.

Protestors were calling for the Glazer family to leave the club.

It follows protests by Chelsea and Arsenal fans against respective owners Roman Abramovich and Stan Kroenke.

United fans also entered the club’s training ground at Carrington on Thursday to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership.

They carried banners saying ‘Glazers Out’ and ‘51% MUFC’.

Co-chairman Joel Glazer would have been a vice-chairman of the European Super League before United withdrew on Tuesday after a furious backlash.

On Wednesday, he issued a letter of apology admitting the club made a mistake joining the proposed breakaway competition.

Earlier on Saturday, there were also pockets of Liverpool supporters protesting outside Anfield against Fenway Sports Group, the club’s US-based owner, for its role in the ESL.

However, many Reds fans also lined the streets to applaud the team bus and show their support for manager Jurgen Klopp and his players.

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