Man United vs. Liverpool delayed by anti-Glazer protests on pitch at Previous Trafford


The Premier League conflict between Manchester United and Liverpool has been delayed after United followers invaded the Previous Trafford pitch in an indication towards the crew homeowners, the Glazer household, on Sunday.

The protests began on the crew resort with round 1,000 supporters exterior the Lowry Resort, the place the United crew had been staying.

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Followers began gathering on the forecourt at Previous Trafford at round 8 a.m. ET. At round 9 a.m., a big group broke the fencing across the stadium and moved the protest towards the Munich Tunnel beneath the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.

The sport, which was initially deliberate to kickoff at 4.30 p.m. BST/11.30 a.m. ET, is more likely to go forward; the Premier League stated COVID-19 protocols haven’t been breached because the supporters did not attain the dressing rooms.

Two police vans had been positioned on the gates utilized by the crew coaches from early Sunday morning.



Manchester United followers have arrived at Previous Trafford stadium to protest the Glazer household possession.

The anti-Glazer motion has gained momentum in latest weeks following the membership’s failed try to kind a part of a breakaway European Tremendous League (ESL).

United proprietor Joel Glazer, who was named the European Tremendous League’s vice-chairman when it was introduced two weeks in the past, apologised to the followers in an open letter after they withdrew from the challenge.

Nonetheless, days later a bunch of followers demonstrated at United’s coaching floor and final week noticed supporters’ group MUST write to government vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who introduced within the aftermath of the Supoer League withdrawal that he’ll go away his function on the finish of the yr.

On Friday, Woodward spoke at a followers’ discussion board and stated the membership doesn’t plan to revive the ESL proposal.

The membership was purchased by the American Glazer household for £790 million ($1.1 billion) in 2005.

Supporters have by no means accepted the Glazers because of their leveraged takeover in 2005, which plunged United into debt (internet debt stood at £301.7m within the final quarterly figures) and, as reported by The Guardian in October 2018, their possession has led to greater than £1 billion being drained out of the membership in curiosity costs.

Though it has been listed on the New York Inventory Trade since 2012, the Glazers retain majority possession. The Glazer household additionally owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Data from Reuters and ESPN correspondent Mark Ogden was included on this report.



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