Manchester United Supporters ‘Trust sees membership increase as opposition to the Glazers’ ownership of the club grows amid the fallout from the doomed European Super League
- United Supporters’ Trust has seen a surge in membership over the past two weeks
- This comes amid growing opposition to the ownership of the club by the Glazers
- Fans of Man United stormed Old Trafford on Sunday in protest against the Glazers
- A large number of new members have made donations to the trust since joining
Thousands of Manchester United fans have rushed to join the club’s main supporters group as protests against Glazer’s ownership intensify.
Already the largest of its kind in the country, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust has seen a significant increase in membership over the past two weeks.
The increase in numbers at MUST points to a significant increase in support for fans trying to force change in the way United operates. A significant number of new members have made donations to the Trust, and other support departments around the world are assisting in recruiting new faces.
The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust has seen an increase in membership over the past two weeks as opposition to the club’s ownership of the Glazers – Avram (L) and Joel (R) grows
Sunday’s dramatic demonstration at Old Trafford, not hosted by MUST, culminated in the postponement of the game against Liverpool and sent a defiant message of fan sentiment to co-chair Joel Glazer.
That was followed by an open letter sent to Glazer by MUST on Monday outlining a four-point plan for change at United that includes independent board-level representation and a supporter share plan.
MUST also ask the club to ‘openly involve and promote the government-initiated fan-led review of football’ and ‘commit to filling the club’s consultations with season ticket holders regarding significant changes in the future’.
Manchester United fans stormed Old Trafford on Sunday in protest at Glazer’s property
The Glazers have until Friday to respond to the letter, in what turns out to be an exciting few days.
There is hope that possible communications back from America will strike the right note on the government’s ideas of a ‘golden share’ for fans of reforms, who could have greater say over major board-level decisions.
United will realize the importance of their response later this week and the possible consequences if it does not live up to expectations. They got backlash for a statement from the owners who spoke of ‘restoring confidence’ in the aftermath of the failed Super League and there is interest in how they react this time around.
Meanwhile, United’s long list of sponsors this week has been approached by unnamed Anti-Glazer protesters and warned that they are “ legitimate targets of the global fan base. ”
The letters state that fans “will boycott your products, tarnish your brands, and support your competitors until you end your commercial partnerships with the Glazer family.” Several sponsors have already been inundated with disparaging online reviews.