Furious Man Utd fans set off flares in Glazers protest outside Old Trafford

Manchester United supporters have made their thoughts over the Glazer ownership of their club abundantly clear by attending Old Trafford in their numbers on Saturday.

The Red Devils fans have used banners and flares to try to get their message across after Joel Glazer wrote an emotional open letter regarding his failed European Super League plans.

While one sign suggested that the Glazer had not backed the team like they had promised, many wore the traditional yellow and green colours that were worn when the club was founded.

Although the latest move has reignited fan fury, there has been criticism of the Glazers for many years with Avram refusing to apologise when approached by Daily Star US Editor Chris Bucktin.

The protest comes after supporters visited their Carrington training ground on Friday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming outside to speak to fans.

A statement from the club reads: "At approximately 9am this morning, a group gained access to the club training ground. The manager and others spoke to them.

“Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site."

Joel Glazer’s full statement read: “Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the great passion which football generates, and the deep loyalty our fans have for this great club.

You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.

“Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction.

“We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable throughout the pyramid for the long-term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.

“In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions –promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.

“This is the world’s greatest football club and we apologise unreservedly for the unrest caused during these past few days.

“It is important for us to put that right.

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  • “Manchester United has a rich heritage and we recognise our responsibility to live up to its great traditions and values.

    “The pandemic has thrown up so many unique challenges and we are proud of the way Manchester United and its fans from Manchester and around the world have reacted to the enormous pressures during this period.

    “We also realise that we need to better communicate with you, our fans, because you will always be at the heart of the club.

    “In the background, you can be sure that we will be taking the necessary steps to rebuild relationships with other stakeholders across the game, with a view to working together on solutions to the long-term challenges facing the football pyramid.

    “Right now, our priority is to continue to support all of our teams as they push for the strongest possible finish to the season.

    “In closing, I would like to recognise that it is your support which makes this club so great, and we thank you for that.”

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