Manchester United fans put pressure on management and shareholders ahead of the Premier League matchday 34 clash between the Red Devils and Liverpool.
Two and a half hours before the start of the match, thousands of United supporters demonstrated in front of Old Trafford before invading the pitch. Green and gold smoke (the original colors of the club when it bore the name of Newton Heath), anti-Glazers banners, Mancunian fans expressed their anger.
More than the abortive participation in the Super League, it is the overall management of the Glazer family that is criticized. “Glazers out” is the most common message on the signs. The greed of the American family, which entered the club’s capital in 2003, is also singled out. Ed WoodwardUnited chief executive is also the target of criticism. Even if he announced his departure at the end of the season.
“You can buy our club but you can’t buy our heart and soul“, could one read on a banner. They lit smoke bombs, climbed the cages and in the stands, singing”We want the Glazers to leave“. It was not yet certain with just over an hour of the match that the stadium had been completely emptied of intruders.
At the same time, in the city center, a demonstration was held in front of the hotel where Manchester United players were gathered to prevent the buses from leaving.
The Premier League has not yet postponed the kick-off of the match scheduled for 5.30 p.m. But it seems likely.