Some Manchester United supporters staged an anti-Glazer protest outdoors the membership’s London places of work on Friday, simply hours after it was confirmed that they had been set to obtain a significant money injection from the membership.
It emerged on Friday morning that the six members of the Glazer household who’ve shares within the membership had been set to obtain a big portion of the £11million being handed out by means of dividends. The dividends are paid twice a 12 months, in January and June, with nearly all of them going to the Glazers.
Final 12 months, the dividends had been price £10.7million to United shareholders, with round £8million of that sum going to the Glazer household. The Glazers, who proceed to seek out themselves below huge strain from the supporters, have usually taken massive sums of cash out of the membership, and it was confirmed, solely final month, that United’s money owed had risen to just about £500million of their newest monetary accounts, up by 11.8 per cent from the earlier 12 months.
The information attracted but extra scathing criticism of the Glazer household, that means an ever-growing variety of United supporters are determined to see a change in possession at Previous Trafford. One other protest, the Manchester Night Information understands, is ready to happen forward of United’s last pre-season pleasant towards Rayo Vallecano at Previous Trafford on July 31, which can mark new supervisor Erik ten Hag’s first house recreation in cost.
Some supporters, nonetheless, aren’t ready to attend one other 5 weeks earlier than they’ll make their voices heard, with the 1958 group, who’re an underground group of Reds supporters ‘intent on upholding the values of Manchester United, its tradition and custom’, visiting the membership’s London places of work on Friday. They displayed a banner throughout the doorway to Stratton Home, which is situated in Mayfair, and put a sticker on the signal adjoining to the trail main as much as the doorway.
The banner stated: “We wish our membership again. Some issues are price preventing for.”
Importing the photographs to Twitter, the 1958 group stated: “We thought we might pay a go to to the United places of work in Mayfair in the present day to indicate our disgust on the leeches taking cash out of a failing enterprise. We assume they’re busy arranging the Glazers financial institution switch!
“These leeches have to go! Some issues are price preventing for…”