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STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

In first eight years of Glazer ownership, Manchester United spent 54.32% of their income on transfers and wages, lower than any rival.

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STATS: How much have United spent in comparison to Chelsea and Manchester City?

STATS: How much have United spent in comparison to Chelsea and Manchester City?

Manchester United broke the British transfer fee yesterday when they signed Angel Di Maria for £59.7m. Plenty of newspapers have been questing how United have managed to spend so much and yet still the fans are unhappy with the Glazers and Ed Woodward. Plenty of tables have been published showing the comparative net spend between [...]

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Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

For the first time since 2010, the anti-Glazer movement has begun to take shape again, with fans becoming frustrated with the lack of investment. Under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson, who repeatedly worked miracles with our players, many fans have grown apathetic to the Glazer ownership. In the past eight years, United have won [...]

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Glazers and Woodward risk leading club in to decline

Manchester United finished last season as the 7th best team and have since lost several key players. Nemanja Vidic, the captain, Patrice Evra, the vice-captain, as well as two of the most experienced players in the squad, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand. When you consider that takes away three of our back four, as well [...]

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From the terraces to the boardroom

From the terraces to the boardroom

Over the last twenty years the notion of what it means to be a football fan has undergone a radical transformation in this country. For most of the game’s history fans were customers, happy to limit their involvement at the club to paying at the gate. The board were free to run things as they [...]

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Talking to Gary Neville about the Glazers

Talking to Gary Neville about the Glazers

Yesterday, Gary Neville was critical of prospective new Leeds owner, Massimo Cellino, who has sacked the manager and was then the cause of protests by the fans outside Elland Road. The word Neville used to describe Cellino was “imposter”. Whilst it’s admirable to see Neville speaking out on behalf of the fan, it is unsurprising [...]

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Glazers give up fight on Old Trafford Asset of Community Value

Trafford Councl has received written notice from the solicitors acting for MUFC in relation to this matter that they have withdrawn their request for a review of the decision to list the stadium. The Council will not now be required to review the decision and the listing will stand. MUST chief executive Duncan Drasdo greeted [...]

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United cut interest costs by £10m a year

The club has refinanced more than £192m of high-interest debt which cuts our interest costs by about £10m a year. The Glazers have secured a new loan from Bank of America with far lower interest rates. United have refinanced £177.78m of outstanding 8.75% interest sterling bonds and $22.09m (£14.6m) of 8.375% dollar bonds. The new [...]

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Old Trafford – asset of community value?

Old Trafford – asset of community value?

MUST announced today that it has submitted a nomination to Trafford Council for Old Trafford Football Stadium, the home of Manchester United Football Club, to be registered as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ under the “Assets of Community Value Regulations of the Localism Act (2011)”. The listing of Old Trafford Football Stadium as a ‘Community [...]

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Only a minority are anti-Glazer?

Only a minority are anti-Glazer?

David Gill, who will be stepping down from his position of Chief Executive at the end of the season, claimed this week that only a small number of fans still took issue with the Glazer ownership. “There are still a small number of dissenters and they will always be there and they have had long [...]

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Yank-Hating Fans?

Yank-Hating Fans?

As a football fan, you quite often read nonsense that is written about your club, written by out of touch journalists who have long forgotten how it feels to support a club, if they ever supported one at all. Some journalists feel the need to judge football fans, to criticise them, to tell them how [...]

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Ticket Prices To Turn Manchester Blue…?

Manchester United beat Newcastle in the League Cup yesterday in front of a crowd of just 46,358. The League Cup is the last priority for United, so it’s no surprise there’s less interest, but couldn’t the Glazers be doing more to allow more fans to go to the game? Arsenal charged £10 for adults for [...]

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Fulham Fans To Wear Green And Gold

MUST have tonight claimed that the green and gold protests will continue this season and will start with tomorrow’s game against Fulham, with the away supposedly joining in. “At the match tomorrow – assuming the Glazers’ security don’t try to suppress free speech – a significant number of Fulham fans will be taking Green & [...]

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Fergie Statement: I don’t want a rift between myself and United fans

Fergie Statement: I don’t want a rift between myself and United fans

Following accusations that Sir Alex Ferguson offered his backing to the Glazers simply because he stood to gain financially from the proposed IPO, the manager has spoken out to deny these rumours. “Being aware of the media coverage that is currently ongoing I felt, on this occasion, that I should make my position clear to [...]

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Red Issue’s Open Letter To Sir Alex

Dear Sir Alex, As lifelong Manchester United fans, we are disappointed and concerned by quotes attributed to you in a recent interview. Many of us are the same fans who protested to denounce Cubic Expression back in 2005. These are the same fans who had previously offered you their unwavering support during your private dispute [...]

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