Fans of the English giants staged a huge protest against their controversial owners over the weekend, forcing their way onto the Old Trafford pitch, forcing the game with bitter rivals Liverpool to be postponed.
Their actions came after years of campaigns had failed to evict the American family, who have used the Red Devils like a business, siphoning over £1 billion out of the club during their 16-year tenure.
However, despite the passionate actions of the United fans on Sunday, McGarry revealed the Glazers are remaining resolute and are extremely resistant to any pleas the supporters have been making.
He said: (1:19) “It’s our information that the Glazer’s are remaining very, very recalcitrant, regarding the fan protests and any attempt to force them to sell the club or indeed move to a different model of ownership, which includes fans, we’ve been told that they will attempt to appease fan protests and fan discontent with a marquee signing this summer.”
TIF Thoughts on the Glazers…
Since the Glazer family took ownership of Manchester United it is reported that the club are £1.1 billion worse off because of their reign.
Fans created a new club, FC United of Manchester, and started the Green & Gold campaign to show their objection to the owners, and Sunday’s protest appears to be just the start of a new wave of activism.
The club’s Supporters Trust wrote an open letter to co-chairman Joel Glazer, which included a ‘four-point reform plan,’ focusing on more fan involvement in the running of the club.
It outlined their intentions to target United’s commercial partners as their protests escalate: “Manchester United fans will boycott your products, seek to tarnish your brands and support your competitors until you terminate your commercial partnerships with the Glazer family.”
This could be a long-running battle between the club’s supporters and the Glazer’s with no immediate end in sight.