In light of concerns regarding fan reactions to the Glazer family’s continued ownership at Manchester United, enhanced security measures will be implemented at the club’s upcoming home matches. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s expected 25% stake in the club, set to be approved at an imminent board meeting, falls short of a full takeover, leaving the Glazers in control.
Manchester United under scrutiny
This partial transition may provoke protests among the passionate fanbase, who had previously demanded complete ownership change. The Copenhagen Champions League game and the subsequent Manchester City match face potential boycotts or walkouts. Despite Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim’s recent withdrawal from a 100% buyout plan, fan groups couldn’t meet the Glazers’ valuation, leaving questions about the future unanswered.
The security team will remain vigilant given the potential for unrest. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will collaborate with the club to ensure peaceful demonstrations and minimal disruption at matches.