Manchester United vs Liverpool: Why are Man United fans protesting ahead of the Monday derby? – SportsMediaz


Manchester United is scheduled to play Liverpool on Monday, but a cloud of protest surrounds the Premier League derby. Man United fans have lined up a protest against the team owners.

It comes at a time when Man United finds itself at the bottom of the table after losses in its first two games of the season — to Brighton and Hove Albion, and Brentford.

What’s more, Man United has lost four consecutive league matches (factoring in the defeats in the last two games of last season) for the first time since February 1979.

It has also fallen to seven consecutive away defeats in the league for the first time since 10 successive away losses between September and December 1936.

Why are Manchester United fans protesting?

The protesting fans are unhappy with the way the club is being managed by its owners, the Glazers family. The Glazers are American and have real estate interests.

After the Glazers took over the club in 2005 (two years after they started picking up stake), Man United plunged to a debt of 550 million pounds almost overnight.

Manchester United fans in a protest outside the stadium on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, England.

Manchester United fans in a protest outside the stadium on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, England.
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The burden to repay the debt was divided between Man United and Red Football, an investment company used by the family to buy the club.

The debt ballooned to 700 million pounds in 2010. As per the latest financial reports, the club’s debt stands at 495.7 million pounds.