A group of Manchester United supporters plan to stage a protest against the club’s owners the Glazers ahead of Monday night’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Erik ten Hag has claimed the Glazer family “want to win” and urged Manchester United fans to “fight together” to turn the club’s fortunes around.
A group of ‘1958’ supporters have announced plans to protest against the Red Devils’ “filthy owners” ahead of Monday night’s Premier League clash with Liverpool. There is huge resentment among United fans against the Glazers due to alleged mismanagement over the past decade.
Many suspect that the American tycoon is using the club as a cash cow for success on the pitch as shareholders continue to receive huge dividends. Meanwhile, with £1.25 billion spent since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013 and very few players living up to the high price tag, investment in the squad has often been disastrous.
After United’s disastrous start to the season, the fans’ mood has taken a turn for the worse, losing at home to Brighton and being crushed by Brentford. Ten Hag defended the Glazers’ ambitions by saying he wanted “fans behind the team” to reassure supporters ahead of the crucial north-west derby and win them back.
“I can only say that the owners want to win,” the Dutchman, who was appointed United manager this summer, told a press conference on Friday. “We want the fans behind the team. I haven’t been at the club very long. I see the whole back. We have to fight together.”
Focusing on the game against arch-rivals Liverpool, Ten Haag said his players continued to perform well on the training pitch but had little to say about their approach.
“I know the competition, we are rivals, we have to win every game, but especially this game,” said the former Ajax captain, adding, “It’s not difficult to motivate this team. They did really well on the training ground. The start of the season.
“It starts with yourself. Follow the rules and principles, work hard. That gives you confidence. Every game is different, but the philosophy and the plan will be the same. It works from game to game. We know. What happens when you play Liverpool, especially when you When it’s Man United, yes, you have to be ready.”
United, who are bottom of the Premier League, host Liverpool after a poor start to the season, drawing 2-2 with Fulham and 1-1 with Crystal Palace.