UK Ashley Young disagrees with claim about Manchester United fans' Glazer protests last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The former Man Utd player has been speaking about the mass anti-Glazer protest that prompted the fixture vs Liverpool to be postponed.
Breaking News ! Former Manchester United captain Ashley Young sympathises with the supporters who staged a mass protest against the club's Glazer owners on Sunday. Thousands of United fans demonstrated outside Old Trafford, and by the team hotel, on Sunday afternoon — causing the Premier League game against Liverpool to be postponed. They are unhappy at the way the Glazer family have run the club, with much of the discontent prompted by the hugely unpopular European Super League (ESL) proposals, which were quickly ditched. Although there were minor scuffles with police, and a group of fans broke into the stadium and onto the pitch, the majority of the protests passed by peacefully, though some pundits criticised United supporters. But speaking to Sky Sports, the ex United man Young — who has recently won the Serie A title with Inter Milan — disagreed with the claim that the ESL backlash was the main cause of the protest. He understands why there is unhappiness from fans towards the Glazers, indicating that has been a long-standing issue at United. Young said: "A lot was said about 'it was because of the Super League that was coming', but to be honest I know United fans and that's not just what it was. This is going back years and years with the owners and they want to make their point.
. You want to see they're aware of the anger fans, protesting about things that have gone on in the past. "It's not right to see the violence in it but the protesting is something the fans wanted to do, they wanted to have their voices heard. It's down to the fans' groups to get their points across, maybe the owners will see what the fans are saying and how upset they are. United fans have been asking for change for a long while. "Maybe we'll see change, maybe we won't. I feel like there's a lot of things in football that need to be addressed and that's one of them." United co-owner Avram Glazer was questioned by Sky News reporters on Tuesday night and refused to speak about either the protests or his part in trying to establish a European Super League.
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