Man Utd "regret" Glazer protest but say they support fans’ freedom to protest

Manchester United have admitted they regret protests over the Glazers that occurred on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford.

Supporters stormed the pitch, demonstrating against the American billionaires – who have been unpopular with the fans for some time.

The Red Devils had been scheduled to take on their biggest rivals at home today in a crucial Premier League clash.

Liverpool are in dire need of three points to keep up their efforts to land a spot in the top four while United look more assured over such a position.

Anger has grown in the United fanbase over the last week after the club announced plans to break away from the competition and form a European Super League.

There were clashes with police outside of the ground, as well as outside the Lowry hotel where the United players were staying.

Flares were thrown and TV cameras picked up on one police officer with his head bandaged from a potential missile.

And United have admitted there are regrets over the protests – though they believe fans should have the right to express their opinion.

A club statement said: "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.

"However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations."

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  • United legend Gary Neville has been particularly vocal over the past week on the ownership in light of the European Super League plans and was not afraid to speak his mind in the Sky Sports studio.

    Speaking on Sky Sports from Old Trafford, the former defender said: “Today there is anger, I would hope tomorrow it switches to mobilisation and reform, regulation and behind a fan-led review.

    “I might be a bit naive here, but when I spoke two weeks ago about these football clubs, Manchester United and Liverpool, they should act like the Grandfather of English football, demonstrating compassion, spreading their wealth through the family, their experience and being fair.

    “They haven’t done, they’ve demonstrated self-greed and tried to walk away with all the money themselves and left their family struggling below."

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