Manchester United Supporters’ Trust accuses Premier League of neglecting fans

Two Manchester United fixtures were recently rearranged without fans in mind just three years after we were told football is ‘nothing without fans’.

It’s not the first time the Premier League and broadcasting companies have been accused of neglecting match day fans, but the same old conversation has resurfaced again after two of Manchester United’s rearranged fixtures make it impossible for fans to travel home.

The changes mean United will now face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Thursday, May 4 at 8pm before travelling to east London three days later where they will face West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm – a day after the coronation of King Charles.

This faces fans with an unwanted dilemma.

The last train back to Manchester on both days leaves at 9:49pm, meaning that those attending would have to leave the game early to get back to the train station on time.

A spokesperson for the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust told the Daily Mail: “Only three years ago we were told that football without fans is nothing.

“These decisions show how quickly the football authorities forget. The match-going fan appears to be nobody’s priority in the scheduling of games.”

The Premier League and co will likely play a blind eye to the upset this has caused – on top of the increased costs for travelling fans, who may now decide to stay overnight in London.

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