“They have seen this kind of protest before and while they would prefer a better relationship with all of United’s fan base they won’t be driven out by this kind of opposition.”
Grand multi-million pound plans to redevelop Old Trafford – announced last week – point towards a long-term stay for the Glazers. That will further frustrate fans who want them gone.
A long-term decline on the pitch is another source of frustration. United have scarcely come close to winning the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in 2012-13.
The Red Devils have twice finished runners-up in the years since but on both occasions were miles off rivals Manchester City. Erik ten Hag – who is widely expected to become the club’s next manager – will inherit a squad requiring a major overhaul.