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Manchester United respond to anti-Glazer protests with short statement

Manchester United fans held anti-Glazer protests at Old Trafford today.

Today, a number of fans refused to enter the stadium for the beginning of the match, staying outside singing anti-Glazer chants to protest against their 17-year ownership for 17 minutes, before taking to the seats for today’s game.

United beat Norwich City 3-2 but it was far from convincing. Well, apart from Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick, there was very little to cheer.

Paul Pogba was booed by fans after being substituted before cupping his ears after the full-time whistle.

Thousands of supporters stayed outside the stadium as a mark of their protest against the Glazer ownership, but there was still a lot of full seats at the start of the match, which says a lot.

A Manchester United spokesperson gave a statement on the protest, as quoted by BBC reporter Simon Stone: “We are working hard to create the conditions for renewed success on the pitch, while strengthening our engagement with fans.

“We respect the right of fans to voice their opinions peacefully and we will continue to listen to them, with the aim of working together to get the club back to where we all want it to be: competing for trophies.”

More false promises from the Glazer PR machine.

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