A leading Manchester United shareholder has expressed alarm at the “reputational damage” inflicted by the Glazer family after their failed attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.
The Glazers are up against it as fan pressure is on the rise.
Moreover, The Times say Nick Train, who effectively owns 7% of the club, demanded talks with the owners after the ESL fallout and is now “considering the implications for his investment.”
It rumbles on but they don’t have much of a reputation. The Glazers are parasites who have leeched off Manchester United since 2005.
When you’ve got to put barriers up outside a football side, for a match that fans are not allowed to attend, due to unrest over the ownership, you are not doing a good job as owners.
The Glazers can’t sidestep this.
The Glazers had one of their executives address Thursday night’s protests but it was much of the same. Joel Glazer will be attending the next fans’ forum but other than that they won’t be doing much communicating.
With pressure building on sponsors, I wonder if Joel Glazer wishes the fans’ forum was taking place earlier than scheduled — not that he will be able to build any bridges.
That time has long passed.