Fuming Man Utd fans fly '#GlazersOut' banner over Elland Road before Leeds clash as they desperately eye takeover

FURIOUS Manchester United fans flew a '#GlazersOut' banner over Elland Road in protest against their owners.

The Red Devils made the trip to Leeds on Sunday afternoon to continue their long-standing rivalry.

And before kick-off a plane went over the stadium with a sign calling for the American family to sell the club.

It read: "2bn stolen #GlazersOut."

Already unpopular among United supporters, the Glazers infuriated fans even further last week by being conspirators in the breakaway European Super League plot.

Within 48 hours, United – alongside the other five Premier League rebels – had reversed their decision and withdrawn following heavy backlash from fans, players, pundits and politicians while executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward quit.

Joel, one of the co-chairmen, did apologise in a statement after the club's dramatic U-turn.

But his brother and fellow co-chairman Avram refused to say sorry for his involvement.

He then made no comment when quizzed if he would sell the club.

United supporters – and former players such as Gary Neville – are desperate to see the back of the Glazer family, who bought the club in 2005.


Former right-back Neville insisted the greedy owners 'attacked every single football fan in this country with what they did'.

And the Glazers have been the subject of multiple fan protests from United fans this week.

He added: “The Glazers have no place in Manchester anymore.”

Supporters, meanwhile, made their voices heard with a protest inside the Carrington training ground on Thursday.

A group of around 20 breached security and made their way on to the first-team pitch, refusing to leave until manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke with them.

When he did, the Red Devils boss – previously against the Glazer takeover – told them 'Joel Glazer loves the club'.

The fans were unimpressed by the comment and are planning further demonstrations next Sunday before the home game against Liverpool.

Further protests took place outside Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with banners aplenty while some even burning an American flag.

Reports today suggest the Glazers – who also own NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers – would only consider selling the club if they received a bid of £4bn.

The Florida-based family are said to want that amount to even consider walking away – the figure they think they would have got if the Super League had gone ahead.

They only paid £790million for the Red Devils in 2005. And if they manage to find a buyer willing to match their asking price, they stand to make more than 400 per cent profit on their initial investment.

Throughout their unpopular reign, club debt has remained high while the brothers pocketed multi-million-pound annual dividends.

Meanwhile, two of the key figures in the Red Knights campaign also wrote to Joel Glazer to reduce the family's stake in the club from 74.9 per cent to a maximum of 49.9 per cent.

In a letter seen by Sky News, Lord O'Neill – the architect of the Red Knights campaign attempting a £1.25billion takeover bid in 2010 – and the hedge fund manager Sir Paul Marshall encouraged the radical reforms 'as a gesture of your desire to do things right'.

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