Manchester United supporters have planned to stage a fresh protest against the Glazer family’s ownership amid the current takeover uncertainty.
An underground protest collective called The 1958 has urged fans who will be attending the clash against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford to partake in a 60-minute sit-in after full-time.
The Man United fans continue to voice their anger at the Glazers, with the ownership situation now dragging on for nine months without an end in sight.
“We didn’t think we were going to have to roll into this season doing this,” one Man United fan told The Athletic after the Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“We thought we’d have received a statement from the owners about what’s going on, but we’re not surprised. They’ve not spoken to fans in 18 years so why are they going to start now?
“We want a resolution. And we want every United fan to sit with us for 60 minutes after the Forest game. The club have always said they will respect a peaceful protest from the fans.”
The fan went on to detail the reasons behind the anti-Glazers movement, although it is not a secret considering how the unpopular family have handled the club’s affairs.
“The highly leveraged buyout,” the fan continued. “The debts. The money they’ve taken out of the club/
“The lack of communication – we feel like match-going fans are at the bottom of the rung in terms of priorities.
“Our protest is the chance for the match-going fans to show how they feel. They could put a timeline on how long a sale process may take, but they don’t.
Multiple reports claim the Glazers remain in talks with prospective suitors regarding a potential sale, but their outrageous demands have limited the progress of negotiations.
Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who are considered the major players in the sale process, submitted bids exceeding £5 billion a few months ago.
While insiders familiar with the situation suggest the Qatari consortium are leading the race, there is growing concern that the Glazers have reneged on their plans to relinquish control of the club.
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