Hundreds of Manchester United fans gained access to Old Trafford during protests against the Glazers, causing Manchester United’s game against Liverpool to be postponed.
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness didn’t see the need for the protests, and he thinks it’s only as a result of the lack of trophies since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson, as he claimed that the Glazers won’t be moved by their protest.
“I don’t think it will (have an impact). The Glazers, since Fergie retired, have given successive managers over a billion pound to spend. I think it’s £719million net spend over the eight years,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“I think it’s born out of United not being top dogs as much as what happened last week, I think that’s another excuse to have a go at them. These are serious, serious business people, I don’t think this will impact on their thoughts. I really don’t.
“We live in a country where you can demonstrate, you can vent your feelings, you’re allowed to do it, but I still don’t see it impacting on the Glazers one little bit. If you think you can bring serious pressure to serious business people who live 3,000 miles away, across the Atlantic, that it will drive them to accept a discounted offer for Manchester United, that will not happen.
“They’ve had to put collateral in, you don’t just go to the bank and say I want to buy Manchester United, I’ll need £500million or however much it costs to buy, without committing some sort of collateral.
“They’ve risked things to buy Manchester United, since then, they’ve given successive managers fortunes to spend. It’s only since Fergie stopped that the success has stopped and I think that irritates supporters and they have become the focus of their anger. I think it’s slightly misdirected.”
United fans have blasted Souness for his comments, and reminded him of how the fans protested against the Glazer’s even during the time of Sir Alex Ferguson.
See some fans’ reaction below