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Angry Man United fans planning to protest in Erik Ten Hag’s first match as manager

Notably, the Red Devils fan are irked with the owners' decision to take biannual dividend payments from the club.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 26 June 2022 9:31 pm

Manchester United fans are not so happy about how things are going on at Old Trafford. The supporters look mostly upset with the Glazers family and how they are taking dividends from the club’s payout. And in the same light, the United fans are planning to organize a protest ahead of the Premier League club’s friendly match against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, July 31.

A report carried by a media organisation has claimed that a group of supporters will gather outside Old Trafford and will voice their anger against the club’s controversial ownership model.

“It is understood supporters will arrive at United’s home stadium a number of hours before kick-off for the demonstration and will come together to voice their anger at the club’s controversial ownership model,” the report by Manchester Evening stated. Notably, this will be also Erik Ten Hag’s first match as United’s manager.

For the unversed, Red Devils fans are irked with the owners’ decision to take biannual dividend payments from the club, with six Glazer family members who hold shares in the club receiving roughly £ 8 million of the near-£11m payout. The supporters are of the opinion that the Glazer family must have refused to take the payment out of respect for the club following their worst-ever Premier League campaign and as they enter a summer of massive change at the club.

Every penny has to go back into the club: Gary Neville

Former Man United full-back Gary Neville also pointed out this issue a few days ago and expressed the need for the Glazer family to not take any payments until the club is in a good state again. Neville said that every penny should go back into the club.

“That’s why Dividends have to stop for a period. Every penny has to go back into the club until it becomes attractive again. The club has become a graveyard for players. Culturally for owners to take [money] out of a poorly performing business is demoralising!” Neville had written while sharing a story about the English club making a move to rope in Christian Eriksen.

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