I can’t help but feel the Glazers have never been under this level of pressure before. Part of me hopes momentum builds because football desperately needs change.
The Glazer family’s ownership model at Manchester United has never been popular with the fans. Since their debt-ridden takeover in 2005 they have not put a cent into the club, which hurts more when you see all the millions they take annually in dividends. There’s never been an explanation for that and we don’t expect one.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintains he has a good working relationship with the Glazer family despite their inexcusable conduct over the past week and beyond — ever since all of the greedy owners got together to plot the ESL before it fell flat on its face.
Protests have been planned before the visit of Liverpool outside Old Trafford next Sunday and the Glazers are under pressure to sell the club after The Red Knights resurfaced, with the backing of former Goldman Sachs asset manager and United fan Jim O’Neill.
Letter from Jim O'Neill to Joel Glazer. pic.twitter.com/teJxnB9eBl
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) April 23, 2021
MEN reporter Samuel Luckhurst asked an important question at Solskjaer’s press conference this afternoon — whether he seriously thought Joel Glazer, who has never put a cent into the club, really cared about the club. Solskjaer replied:
“I’ve said what I said about the Super League so I’m so happy all the owners and all the clubs involved agreed this was a mistake,” the manager said, as per Manchester Evening News.
“I’ve always had a good working relationship with the club and the owners. Of course, behind the walls of the building, we speak, they listen to my opinions and we are working to move Man United forward.
“It’s important we all want to be better and improve and that’s where my job is to improve the performance of the team and this weekend is a good chance and it’s a big game in our history, we know that.”
The problem is, those who actually make the biggest decisions put our existence into jeopardy – and they don’t understand that playing Leeds is a big game in our eyes. It’s what they wanted to take us away from.
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