Manchester United fans could stage the 'worst protest ever' against the Glazers if the club isn't sold
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Manchester United fans could stage “the worst protest ever” if the Glazer family fail to sell the club, say reports.
United's owners put the club up for sale after months of protests from fans and haven’t been short of offers, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and a Qatari consortium going public with their bids and interest in taking over.
But it’s believed that all bids received so far fall well below the Glazers’ valuation of £6 billion, with doubts increasing every day that a takeover won’t go through any time soon.
“It’s just not going to be acceptable,” he said. “They’re not going to stand for it.
“We’ve seen the banners at Old Trafford. They want a full sale, and to take a part investment in the club right now would really angers people now it’s got to the point where it looks like the club is for sale.
“We may be in for the worst protest we’ve ever seen if that were to happen.”
United fans have made their feelings towards the Glazers clear all season, with regular chants against the Americans heard on matchdays and protests outside the ground scheduled regularly.
Supporters infamously stormed Old Trafford in 2021 before a game with Liverpool - causing the match to be postponed - at the height of the protests during the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are however fears that new owners could ruin manager Erik ten Hag’s plans for the summer, with it understood that any incoming hierarchy would want to completely restructure the club.
United are currently in a race to finish inside the top four of the Premier League and face Newcastle in a huge six-pointer clash at St James' Park on Saturday as the division returns from an international break.