MUST has accused the Glazer family of panicking on the day that chief executive David Gill dismissed the green and gold protests, while the club released its Q3 financial results. MUST, which is 160,000 strong, claims that the supporters can turf the Glazer family out of Old Trafford, despite the Red Knights’ bid now effectively dead.
“Not For Sale – that has a familiar ring to it. Of course the last time Manchester United was ‘Not For Sale’ was back in 2005 and what happened next – the Glazer family bought it,” MUST chief executive office Drasdo told Goal.com today.
“It is clear from the reactions on the Manchester United message boards that supporters are not buying into the spin coming out through the Glazers’ PR machine.”
“The Glazers are clearly panicking over the powerful Green and Gold campaign, the growing opposition amongst supporters and the threat of a mass non-renewal of season tickets from supporters.”
Drasdo went further claiming – despite the Red Knights’ inability to mount a bid so far this summer – that the Glazer family is running scared of supporter power. The Glazer family’s United States-based property business is also under financial pressure, according to MUST.
“They know that supporters have the power to remove them and they clearly fear that the anger amongst supporters at the millions they’ve taken out of our club has driven many beyond breaking point,” added Drasdo.
“We know their US businesses are in major financial difficulty and there is huge unrest at their American Football franchise too with fans up in arms refusing to renew season tickets due to lack of investment by the Glazers. Sounds familiar?
“If the club really isn’t for sale why would they need to say anything at all? Why are they so concerned about telling everyone they don’t want to sell? If they don’t want to sell they can simply reject any offer. It sounds like the gentleman doth protest too much.”