Manchester United takeover rumours: United fans are planning a massive protest following the unveiling of their kit over the frustration surrounding the club’s potential takeover
Manchester United supporters are getting ready to hold a protest during the unveiling of the team’s 2023–24 jersey amid mounting dissatisfaction over the club’s ownership. Fans are expected to gather outside United’s stadium megastore at Old Trafford to show how unhappy they are and express their worries about the Glazer family’s ownership of the club as their grievances reach a boiling point.
The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust stressed on social media that the majority of supporters are in favor of a full sale of the team in their statement. Their post read, “The overwhelming majority of United fans want to see a conclusion to this protracted sale process with the majority supporting a full sale, at least based on our soundings. Protest planned on Tuesday to make that message clear.”
Since they bought the team in 2005, the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United has been a source of controversy among fans. Fans have regularly expressed their displeasure with the Glazers’ management style over the years, and it looks that their patience has run out.
The Glazers’ declaration that they were looking into strategic options for the team in November gave fans hope that the club would be up for sale. The specifics of any prospective transaction, however, have been kept under wraps ever since.
Prospective buyers, including Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, are still awaiting word on the outcome of their efforts to buy the club despite the formal end of the last bidding round in April. The Glazers are also considering offers for minority investments from several US-based organizations.
The team’s attention will now turn to the forthcoming preseason as Manchester United supporters wait for information on who will control their favorite club going forward. The Red Devils will be seeking to build on their accomplishments and continue their quest of success on the field after a reasonably successful 2022–23 season, which saw them win the Carabao Cup and claim a position in the UEFA Champions League.