A group of Manchester United fans are planning to stage a mass walk-out during their next Premier League game as a protest against the club’s current ownership.
Supporters have grown hugely frustrated with the owners, the Glazer family, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Matchday chants and social media movements have been used to express this sentiment, with many calling for the club’s owners to resign.
United fans are making their feelings very clear today. Plenty of chants in favour of Solskajer, before chants of ‘We want Glazers out’ and ‘Ed Woodward is a w****r’ #mufc
— Rich Fay (@RichFay) January 11, 2020
For their latest protest, The Mirror note that a group of United fans are prepared to walk out of Old Trafford in the 58th minute of their clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 1 February, and they hope to convince others to do the same.
They want the protest to be as big as possible, so as to ensure Woodward and the Glazers cannot ignore the situation any longer.
It is a continuation of the disillusion which was evident during the recent 2-0 loss to Burnley. Alongside the anti-Glazer chants, tens of thousands of fans walked out before the end of the game, seemingly tired of seeing such drab football.
Solskjaer on anti-Glazer and Ed Woodward chants: “I noticed it yeh. As a club, we have to stick together and be united. We are a family and I can only say in my time I have been backed by the owners and Ed. They are supporting me so we have to stick together.” #MUFC
— Shamoon Hafez (@ShamoonHafez) January 11, 2020
The toxicity is expected to be heard during upcoming meetings with Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup respectively, but the clash with Wolves is the club’s next home game, so more fans will be able to get involved.
Anti-Glazer feelings are nothing new to the club. Ever since their controversial takeover back in 2005, they have been accused of draining United of money to cover the costs of their initial purchase.
Supporters have long called for them to leave, and the feeling has now extended towards Woodward, who has attracted criticism for his poor, illogical and reckless recruitment in recent years.
The belief is that United will not be able to recover under the current ownership, and fans want to show that they will no longer stand for it.