Prior to their Premier League matchup against bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday night, Manchester United supporters intend to protest the Glazer family.
New manager Erik ten Hag has seen his team devastated by Brighton and Brentford at the start of the Premier League season, despite early promise during the preseason, including a 4-0 victory over Liverpool in Thailand.
Ten Hag is the first United manager to lose his first two matches in charge in 101 years, and the team is currently last in the Premier League table.
The owners also keep draining United of profits while doing nothing to improve the infrastructure, which has lagged far behind rival clubs over the past ten years.
According to estimates, United is currently £1.1 billion worse off due to debt servicing, debt repayment, and shareholder dividends, all of which were caused by Malcolm Glazer’s contentious leveraged buyout in 2005. The Glazers, not the club, have benefited from £465 million in Class A shares, which are less influential at the board level than Class B shares.
Numerous times before, fans have demonstrated against the owners, most notably in 2005 as the takeover was finalised, once more in 2010 during the height of the green and gold campaign, and once more in 2021 in response to the Super League breakaway’s failure.
But as the constrained club struggles to progress on the field, the parasitic nature of the ownership model is once more being discussed.