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PremierLeague-News.Com - Manchester United fans are gathering outside Old Trafford once more to protest the Glazer family’s ownership
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Liverpool team bus was blocked on its way to Old Trafford for the rescheduled Premier League match against Manchester United on Thursday night.The bus was not carrying Liverpool’s players, the Manchester Evening News reported, with the travelling squad eventually arriving at the stadium before 7pm – with kick-off 8.15pm. Supporters have been gathering outside Old Trafford once more to protest the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United.Get expert FPL tips, delivered straight to your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Before kick-off, pictures emerged of cars blocking a bus’ path from Liverpool’s team hotel to the stadium. The bus’ tyres were let down, The Athletic’s Daniel Taylor reported, with police eventually clearing the road before the vehicle was back on the move. Read More Protesting may not change anything – but after a year of lockdown people want to feel part of something And we’re on the move (including unexpected poodle photobomb) pic.twitter.com/0xYNGwHcZ9— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) May 13, 2021 The fixture was initially postponed on 2 May after protesters made their way onto the Old Trafford pitch.As a result, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester United stepped up security measures ahead of Thursday’s match.
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.United’s players were also seen arriving at the ground six hours early to avoid being blockaded at the team hotel, and according to the Manchester Evening News the two team buses did decoy runs from the Lowry Hotel to the ground in order to distract potential protests.Former United captain Gary Neville said the ground had been turned into a “prison” for the rescheduled match.“Let us be clear with what we are seeing [outside the stadium] which is effectively Manchester United turned into a prison,” Neville told Sky Sports.“It’s a devastating image for the club and its brand around the world. Let’s note that. If you have to put prison walls outside your ground and have hundreds and hundreds of police officers at a game where fans aren’t attending, something has gone badly wrong.Police officers outside the stadium before the match (Photo: Reuters)Demonstrators protest against Manchester United’s owners outside Old Trafford stadium (Photo: AFP)Manchester United fans protest against the Glazer family (Photo: AP)“Joel Glazer has said he will communicate with fans, the only two times he has done it previously have been with apologies.“I am not sure how he is going to be able to do it effectively because he doesn’t talk their language, understand where they are at or feel this club.“They are detached completely from the ethos and passion they feel. It is going to be interesting to see what he will do.”Follow i sport on Facebook for more Man Utd news, interviews and featuresMore on Man UtdBig players need to step up or Ole will go the same way as McGuinnessThe making of the Man Utd star who never forgot his rootsNew signing ‘plays like Messi’ – and could be perfect fit for Solskjaer’s systemWhy United are prepared to play the long-game in pursuit of SanchoKevin Garside: Well done to Chadwick for reminding us all to be kind
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