Hated Man Utd owners the Glazers to meet fans for first time in 16 years in 'new era of cooperation' after mass protests

Hated Man Utd owners the Glazers to meet fans for first time in 16 years in 'new era of cooperation' after mass protests

May 19, 2021

JOEL GLAZER will have his first meeting with Manchester United fans in 16 years of ownership in a bid to quell protests.

The Old Trafford co-chairman had insisted that he would open better lines of communication in response to protests following the club’s failed bid to join a European Super League.


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Now Glazer will address a fans forum via zoom on Friday June 4 and answer questions.

He said: “I am looking forward to meeting with the Fans Forum to hear their views and be part of a constructive discussion.

“I firmly believe that this can open a new era of dialogue and cooperation between the club and the fans.”

Glazer has already issued a statement of apology after trying to break away from the Champions League and join a newly formed ESL.

That apparent cash grab, which involved six Premier League teams, was the final straw for many United fans already unhappy with the club’s owners for costing the club around £1.5billion in payments to service the debt the club was lumbered with when they took charge.

Protesters laid siege to Old Trafford and the team’s city centre hotel to force the original home fixture with Liverpool to be postponed on Sunday 2nd of May.

Around 200 fans broke into Old Trafford and six policeman were injured before the game was finally called off.

There were further protests for the rearranged fixture and on Tuesday night when fans were finally allowed back into Old Trafford for the home game with Fulham.

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Banners were held up calling for the Glazers to go and there were chants against the owners.

Joel Glazer’s bid to have better dialogue has so far stretched to an open statement to fans and further letters to the Fans Forum and the Manchester United Supporters Trust.

So far the approach has been treated cautiously by the two groups who want action rather than words including fan involvement in the running of the club.

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