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Man Utd protest: What is the latest anti-Glazers protest, what will happen, who is involved?

Man Utd protest: What is the latest anti-Glazers protest, what will happen, who is involved?

There is set to be an anti-Glazers protest outside Old Trafford.

Manchester United supporters will take part in a protest at Old Trafford before and during their Premier League fixture against Aston Villa in their latest demonstration against the club's owners, the Glazer family.

The Glazers are currently seeking 'strategic alternatives' for United, which could include a full or partial sale of their stake in the club.

They have enlisted the help of US merchant bank Raine Group to oversee a potential sale, with the latest deadline for offers being set as last Friday at 10pm.

Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim, through his Nine Two Foundation, and a joint bid of British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and petrochemicals company Ineos has also been submitted.

US hedge fund Elliott Management have also put through offers for a minority stake or investment into the club, with Football Insider claiming the Glazers expected as many as six offers were expected by the deadline.

But anger at the Glazer family still remains at an all-time high, with the initial takeover of the club through Malcolm Glazer was met with fury from a large majority of the club's fanbase.

And with the Glazers' 18-year reign at the club approaching next month, supporters will take their latest round of demonstrative action prior to the fixture against Villa.

What is involved the latest Man Utd protest?

Prior to the game, a demonstration outside Old Trafford has been planned.

Supporters will march up to the ground holding a 'Full Sale Only' banner, as part of a one hour and 15 minute walk to Old Trafford.

Then, plans have reportedly been put in place to enter the stadium 18 minutes after kick-off, signifying the 18 years that the Glazer family has been in power at United. Anti-Glazer banners will also be held up inside the ground.

Who is organising the Man Utd protest?

The protest has been organised by Manchester United supporters group The 1958, who have asked for a 'peaceful and only visual protest'.

When will the protest take place?

United's fixture against Villa kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, with the protest due to take place in the hours prior to the match and during its first 18 minutes, with banners due to held up in each corner of Old Trafford throughout the game.

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Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Aston Villa