Premier League fans asked if they feel their club is well run, Man Utd's numbers may surprise you
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Premier League fans were asked how well they felt their club was run. Manchester United’s numbers are particularly surprising.
According to ‘Club’ Brighton and Luton Town are the most happy with their respective ownership, with 99 per cent of both club’s fans believing the club is well run.
The former’s chairman Tony Bloom has propelled Brighton from League One mediocrity to European football, while Luton are enjoying Premier League football ten seasons on from being in the Conference.
Elsewhere, 98 per cent of Brentford, Burnley and Manchester City fans believe their club is well run, with the riches of the latter’s Abu Dhabi-based owners having seen them claim the treble last season.
Some 97 per cent of Arsenal fans believe their club is well-run, just two years after fans protested against Stan Kroenke’s running of the club.
Meanwhile, 96 per cent of Fulham, Newcastle and Liverpool fans believe their club is well run. That figure is despite Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group having received criticism for their lack of spending in the transfer market this summer.
According to the survey, 95 per cent of Nottingham Forest fans, 91 per cent of Aston Villa fans, 90 per cent of Crystal Palace fans and 88 per cent of Bournemouth fans regard their clubs as well-run.
Meanwhile, 73 per cent of West Ham fans and 71 per cent of Wolves fans believe they support a well-run side.
And here’s where things get interesting. Some 58 per cent of United fans believe their club is well run, despite frequent protests having taken place against the Glazers since the Americans’ 2005 takeover.
Indeed, on Monday fans held a protest against the Glazer family after they refused to accept offers over £5billion from the two interested parties looking to buy the club.
Meanwhile, 58 per cent of Tottenham fans also believe their club is well-run, despite frustrations over owner Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy from fans on social media.
Only 48 per cent of fans believe that Chelsea are well-run, after a tumultuous 15 months under the ownership of Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.
The club have been through four managers since the owners’ arrival, claimed a twelfth-place Premier League finish and spent just shy of £1billion on transfers.
Finally, only eight per cent of Everton fans believe the club is well-run. The Toffees have narrowly survived two successive relegation fights lost £417million between 2018 and 2022, while earlier this year Everton’s fan advisory board issued a verdict of “no confidence” in the club’s embattled chairman Bill Kenwright.