Manchester United cancelled their usual pre-match meeting at The Lowry Hotel on Monday afternoon at short notice due to security fears amid tonight’s planned anti-Glazer protest, according to reports.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Erik ten Hag and his match day squad were scheduled to meet at the Lowry, but United scrapped plans at around 1pm.
It is understood that a small number of fans had already gathered outside the hotel in preparation for the protest.
Furthermore, the report claims United’s security staff are expecting a big turnout for tonight’s protest.
This means the squad could all meet at Old Trafford instead – instead choosing to travel to the game individually and making it more difficult for fans to prevent their arrival.
United fans stopped a behind-closed-doors game against Liverpool from taking place last season after some fans broken into Old Trafford during a previous anti-Glazer protest following the failed attempts to launch a European Super League.
On Friday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his team should be handed all three points if Monday’s match does not go ahead, even with United doing their utmost to avoid the protest.
Hopefully, a peaceful protest can take place with fans letting their feelings known because this is bound to get worldwide coverage.
Those who can afford to buy Manchester United — Sir Jim Ratcliffe and co — must see that we are serious after 17 years of protesting against the American family.
Their time in Manchester is over, it’s time to sell up.