Manchester United fans bear with the US owners of the English record champions their willingness to participate in the Super League and demand personal consequences.
Before the league game of the second-placed Red Devils on Sunday at Leeds United (0-0), a plane circled over the stadium on Elland Road, on the attached poster read: “2 bn stolen – Glazers out” (“Two billion stolen – Glazers out “).
Only on Thursday, about 20 angry supporters stormed the United training grounds in protest. On banners (“We decide where you play”, “Out with the Glazers”) they vented their displeasure, blocked the entrance and finally posted themselves on the lawn.
Manchester United, which has been majority owned by the Glazer family since 2005, first joined the planned Super League in European football last Monday, as did five other Premier League clubs (Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC) connected. Two days later and after numerous protests, all English clubs withdrew their willingness to participate.
The current United boss Joel Glazer was scheduled as vice president of the Super League. ManUnited Vice Ed Woodward has already announced his retirement at the end of the year under public pressure.