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Manchester United On 'Red Alert' Over Protests Ahead Of Liverpool Game

Ryan Sidle

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Manchester United On 'Red Alert' Over Protests Ahead Of Liverpool Game

Manchester United are worried about protests ahead of the Liverpool game on Sunday, after last season's game had to be postponed.


United fans have long been against the Glazers' ownership of the and things boiled over last season in the aftermath of the European Super League fiasco.

After the club had pulled out of the doomed competition, fans still held ill feeling towards their American owners and protested ahead of the game with their rivals.

Things got extreme as fans even broke into Old Trafford to protest, whilst other pockets of fans were outside the hotel that United players gather at ahead of games and the Liverpool players' hotel too, with Gary Neville and Roy Keane speaking perfectly about the protests.

Eventually the match had to be played at a later date, which led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team playing three times in a matter of days.

The two sides are due to play next Sunday and, according to the Daily Star, the club are on 'red alert' that there could be further protests against the owners.

Fans protested against the Glazers' ownership. Image: PA Images
Fans protested against the Glazers' ownership. Image: PA Images

The report claims that United bosses have been in talks with local authorities, including Greater Manchester Police, to make sure that security is tight ahead of the game.

With no fans in the grounds last season, things were pretty relaxed the first time the game was meant to have taken place, and it made things easy for the fans to break into the ground.

When the match was rescheduled the security around Old Trafford was far better and there were barriers up stopping fans getting close to the stadium.

There has reportedly been talk of a 'round two' on social media and that's what has United chiefs spooked that the visit of Jurgen Klopp's team will cause more protests.

United's current struggles will no doubt once again lead to rival fans claiming that fans of the club are only 'upset' with the American owners because they aren't as successful as they once were.

The money Solskjaer had to spend in the summer, with Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo all being signed, will be another reason rival fans believe that those who follow the Red Devils can have little to complain about.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Liverpool

Ryan Sidle
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