‘Full sale only’ - United fans protest against the Glazers before Aston Villa clash

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FOOTBALL: ‘Full sale only’ - United fans protest against the Glazers before Aston Villa clash

Joel Omotto • 17:45 - 30.04.2023

The supporters voiced their displeasure towards the club’s owners as it emerged Jim Ratcliffe is the frontrunner following bid of over £5 billion

Manchester United fans continued to put pressure on the Glazer family to sell the club have staged a protest before the side's game with Aston Villa.

The latest stand from Red Devils supporters comes just days after the third and final round of bidding for the club concluded, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe leading the race ahead of a Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani.

United fans displayed banners outside Old Trafford before the game, with several seen marching with flares in protest against the Glazer family.

While one banner read: “Full sale only,” another was seen reading: “Fight greed, Fight Glazers, Fight for United.”

“Love United, hate Glazer,” read another banner while several fans were seen wearing shirts voicing their displeasure for the club owners.

Media reports on Friday said that Ratcliffe’s firm Ineos has made an offer that would see United priced at more than £5b (Ksh832 billion).

Ratcliffe wants to buy either 69 per cent of the Premier League giants or slightly more than 50 percent should Glazer brothers Joel and Avram wish to stay in what would be a controversial move.

The fans made their demands clear on Sunday as they chanted against the Glazers, who bought United in 2005.

On Friday, those close to Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani said his offer had broken the £5bn barrier with a pledge of substantial additional funding. However, those with knowledge of the process, which is being run by US merchant bank Raine Group, say that is not the case and that the Ineos offer actually values the club higher.

United fans have regularly made their voices heard at games this season, chanting against the owners during games and demanding they leave.