Manchester United fans are protesting against the club’s ownership ahead of kick off with thousands of supporters set to march on Old Trafford ahead of Premier League clash with Liverpool
- Manchester United fans are staging a mass protest ahead of the Liverpool game
- United host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday with thousands set to protest
- The pre-planned protest is aimed at United’s American owners the Glazer family
- Supporters are set to march to the ground prior to kick off at 8pm
Manchester United fans are protesting ahead of Monday evening’s game at Old Trafford against Liverpool, with thousands of fans planning to march on the stadium before kick off.
The major protest is against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club with the American’s blamed for overseeing year’s of mismanagement, poor recruitment, and lack of investement.
Man United supporters group The 1958 have arranged the mass event and have urged supporters to congregate at the Tollgate pub near Old Trafford at 7pm with plans made to then march down to the ground prior to kick off.
Manchester United fans have gathered at the Tollgate pub ahead of kick off against Liverpool
United staff made the decision to cancel their usual pre-match meeting at the Lowry hotel amid safety fears regarding the organised protests.
The Glazer family have taken millions out of United since their takeover in 2005 and have allowed debts to rise during their time in charge, with an increase off 11.5% since last year as debts accumulate at almost £500million.
United supporters previously protested at the same fixture in May 2021, with their efforts on that occasion seeing tempers boil over as some fans stormed the stadium and got onto the pitch, with the game cancelled before teams had even arrived.
Some vendors outside Old Trafford have been selling #GlazersOut merchandise
Some flags and banners have been erected nearby Old Trafford ahead of a march at 7pm