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Manchester United fans are calling for protests against US owners ahead of the Liverpool game

Many Manchester United fans are unhappy with the club’s failed attempt to join the European Super League last month. The Glazer family, who also own the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, run the club.

“After the security breach at Old Trafford, we can confirm that the Manchester United – Liverpool match does not start at 16:30 BST,” said the Premier League’s live blog.

“The safety of everyone at Old Trafford is paramount. At present, there is no revised start time.”

Manchester United and Greater Manchester Police did not immediately respond to CNN̵

7;s request for comment.

“Hundreds of fans have been on the pitch and many are now driving through gates across a road that normally allows team buses to get through,” wrote BBC reporter Simon Stone, who is at Old Trafford.
Supporters are protesting against Manchester United's owners inside the club's Old Trafford Stadium on 2 May 2021 ahead of their English Premier League match against Liverpool.
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Manchester United – and Liverpool – were two of the 12 clubs that announced last month that they intended to break away from the current UEFA competition format and create their very own European Super League before the project was quickly revealed.

“We are disgusted, embarrassed and angry at the owner’s actions in planning, forming and announcing the European Super League,” Manchester United supporters said in confidence at an emergency forum meeting on Friday.

“Once again, this clearly demonstrates that the club’s owners are only interested in maximizing their own profits and do not care about or respect the views of Manchester United fans.”

At this meeting, the outgoing vice-president of Manchester United, Ed Woodward, said that the club is not “seeking any revival of the Super League plans.”

“I know you will be angry and let down by the lack of consultation and by the way the proposal did not recognize the vital principle of open competition. Proper discussion would have helped us avoid the mistake we made,” Woodward added.
“Som Joel [Glazer] said … we failed to give sufficient weight to the essential principles and traditions of sporting merit that are so important to football not only in domestic competition but in European competition since the mid-1950s. “

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