Roy Keane warned Manchester United owners, the Glazer family, that Sunday’s protests are ‘just the start’ in a warning of things to come.
Hundreds of fans descended on Old Trafford on Sunday ahead of the scheduled Premier League clash with Liverpool, demonstrating both outside and inside thed ground as some made it onto the pitch and even into the dressing rooms.
Another group of protestors made their presence felt at the Lowry Hotel where the players were staying.
The fans were protesting against the Glazers’ ownership of the club, which has long been a problem among supporters, but sparked into life now due to the owners’ involvement in the failed European Super League project.
Former Red Devils captain Keane has called on the owners to take notice of the fans’ anger and warned them that there is more disruption to come, after the clash with Liverpool had to be postponed after the demonstrations.
‘This will go out all over the world and hopefully the owners of Manchester United will sit up and take note,’ Keane told Sky Sports.
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‘These fans are deadly serious and this is just the start of it from United fans – I can guarantee you.’
Gary Neville hopes that we will not see further protests as he wants the Glazers to understand the situation and move on, selling the club to a new owner.
‘The Glazer family have been resilient and stubborn for many years,’ said Neville. ‘I think they’re struggling for many, many years to meet the financial demands this club needs and have done for some time.
‘This stadium, if you go behind the scenes, is rusty and rotting. The training ground is probably not even in the top five in this country.
‘They haven’t got to a Champions League semi-final for 10 years and haven’t won the league for eight. The land around the ground is undeveloped, dormant and derelict when every other club seems to be developing their facilities and their fan experiences.
‘The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements and the fans are saying the time is up.
“They’re going to make a fortune if they sell this football club. If they were to put it up for sale now I think the time would be right and it’d be the honourable thing to do.’
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