Why are they protesting?
United were one of the 12 “founders” of the breakaway Super League, but two days later overturned their decision. The same day they withdrew from the tournament, it was announced that Woodward would retire from his role.
Many United supporters have long wanted the Glaser family to leave the club, but protests have accelerated since the proposals were announced.
What did United fans say recently?
On Friday, Manchester United called the fan forum for emergencies, where United supporters read a statement signed by the “vast majority” of fans to Woodward before leaving the conversation.
They said fans had “zero confidence”
They also called on the club to “willingly and openly engage in and promote the government’s review of football under the guidance of fans”, and called on Glaser to personally fund the costs of the club’s early withdrawal from the Super League.
What did Solskjaer say?
Speaking before the match on Sunday, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressed the importance of “listening to the views of the fans”.
“It’s important that the views of the fans are heard and that we communicate better,” he said.
“My job is to focus on the football side and have the best possible team. As I said before, I was supported, I had a lot of support from the club and the owners and I am sure I will get the support again to go one step further.
“But I’m so happy that all the clubs have agreed that this should not be the way forward. Then again, when protests are important, it is important that they go well and we keep them calm. “
How else did United fans react to the Super League?
Hundreds of United fans gathered in front of Old Trafford to call on the Glaser family to leave the club last weekend and two days before some fans blocked both entrances to the training ground at the Carrington club.
A series of flag protesters also had access to the first team’s training ground before United’s training session on Thursday (April 22nd).
What about the other clubs in the Big Six?
The Kroenke family, owners of Arsenal, have already told fans that they will pay the withdrawal fee incurred since leaving the Super League.
Arsenal fans were loud about their unhappiness from the Kroenke family, as thousands of fans gathered in front of the Emirates Stadium before their match against Everton on Friday, April 24.
Before their 1-1 draw with Newcastle last week, Liverpool fans also took to the streets to protest against FSG owners.
There have been similar scenes in front of Tottenham Hotspur recently when Tottenham fans raised banners protesting the ENIC owners’ group.
Is there anything else I need to know?
For a more detailed analysis of how fans react to the participation of their clubs in the Super League, go deeper below.
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