Man Utd fans protest against Glazer ownership ahead of Liverpool clash at Old Trafford
Supporters staged a mark ahead of Manchester United’s second home game of the new season.
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The protests had been widely publicised in the build-up to the game and were attended by a huge number of supporters.
Fans met at the nearby Tollgate Pub and made their way towards Old Trafford as part of an organised march. They displayed a banner with the message: ‘United for $ale’ during the walk.
The march ended at Old Trafford’s forecourt and the Munich Tunnel, which is where the entrance to the directors’ box is located.
The protests had been organised by fan group The 1958, who stressed they wanted it to be a peaceful and law-abiding event.
While that was the case, there were a number of unsavoury chants about the Glazer family from fans. Dan Sheldon of The Athletic tweeted to say songs of ‘Joel Glazer’s gonna die’ were heard, while beers were also thrown at a bus, presumably of Liverpool fans, accompanied by chants of ‘murders’.
Michael Knighton, who has publicly declared his interest in helping a consortium buy United, was also in attendance at the protest, which contained a plethora of green and yellow flares and scarves, while there was a heavy police presence throughout.
Those protesting against the Glazers want to ultimately see the unpopular owners sell their shares in the club and allow a takeover to be completed, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe expressing his interest in buying the Red Devils last week.