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Manchester United CEO Speaks On "Nightmare" Season To Fans

Cain Smith

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Manchester United CEO Speaks On "Nightmare" Season To Fans

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Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold met supporters at a pub to talk about the "nightmare" of last season and explain what the club are doing to improve different aspects of

The group of United supporters were supposedly planning to protest outside of the 51-year-old's house, however, after news of the plans got back to him, Arnold decided to meet the supporters at the local pub that they were in to talk through their anger at the situation the club is in.

United finished the Premier League season with their worst-ever points total and their highest-ever goals conceded since the competition's inception in 1992.

There is yet to be any signings this summer, and while the window has only been open just over a week, supporters' frustration stems from the business that their rivals are doing.

Erling Haaland was announced as a Manchester City player at the beginning of the week and Darwin Nunez to Liverpool a few days later.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland
Manchester City's Erling Haaland

Those are the two teams at the very top of Europe right now, but they are still improving. United fans will almost always place blame at the Glazer family's door.

The owners of the club had Ed Woodward in charge for the better part of the last decade, and United have continuously wasted money through poor signings, or have just not funded their managers properly.

After purchasing the fans in the pub some drinks, Arnold sat down in a beer garden to listen to their views and explained the different areas where the club are trying to improve. One fan recorded part of the interaction.

Arnold shared sentiment of United's poor operating in transfer windows, saying: "We've spent a billion pounds on players, we've spent more than anyone in Europe.

"I'm not thrilled where we are, it doesn't sit easy with me." He said. "But what's happened is that we've f**king burned through cash."

"You can't go to our training ground and say 'by the way, show me where that billion pound is' because I don't think we've done well with the money we've spent historically.

"I'm not here to defend Joel (Glazer) or the shareholders, they can speak for themselves."

Arnold went onto mention that the club needs investors in order to make progression in terms of facilities, but ensures that the money is there for Erik ten Hag and John Murtough to spend this summer.

"This summer, the money that the manager and the director of football wants is there.

Erik ten Hag and John Murtough at Old Trafford
Erik ten Hag and John Murtough at Old Trafford

"For the future, for investing in a new stadium and that sort of stuff, to do a latest and greatest £250 million training ground, we've got to do something, we've got to get investors in.

I need that to do what I want for the club, I've got to have more cash than I have now.

"No club in the world has the money to build a new stadium without getting it from someone. You either borrow it or someone invests it."

With the supporters against the Glazers, Arnold spoke on the situation, he reportedly admitted that he accepts protests against them will continue, but says that if ownership was to change, the parties will need to see the club in a good position; however also adding that the previous campaign was a 'nightmare' for him too.

"The money has got to come from somewhere and you may not like our current owners, I can't help that, but if you want someone else to come in, they have to look and say 'okay, their fans love the club, they love the team', it's positive.

"Looking back at last year, it was a f**king nightmare. It was a nightmare, I was hating every game."


Topics: Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Erik Ten Hag, Ed Woodward, Football

Cain Smith
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