Man Utd vs Liverpool off: Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher make passionate statements

Man Utd fans hurl flares at Sky Sports pundits

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Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have condemned the Glazer family after Manchester United’s match against Liverpool was postponed due to a large-scale fan protest at Old Trafford. Thousands of angry Red Devils supporters congregated outside the stadium ahead of Sunday’s scheduled fixture, with many eventually storming onto the pitch and into the stands.

United supporters have been disgruntled with the Glazers for some time, but last month’s European Super League fiasco appears to have damaged their reputation beyond the point of no return.

A number of protests have taken place in recent weeks, including at the club’s Carrington training facility, but Sunday’s demostration was by far the biggest.

Supporters turned out in huge numbers to make their voices heard, breaching the gates at Old Trafford before occupying the playing surface on two separate occasions.

It was later announced that United’s clash with bitter rivals Liverpool would be postponed until further notice.

Neville fired a stark warning in the direction of the Glazers with his immediate verdict, stressing that the Red Devils faithful will not forget about the wealthy American family’s involvement in signing up to the hugely controversial Super League plans.

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“The reaction is that, I think it’s a warning to the owners of the football club that they’re not going to accept what they’ve done in the past couple of weeks,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“That’s the first thing. The second thing is we don’t quite know to the extent of what’s happened outside of the ground. We know some fans came in and they were reasonably peaceful, but if there has been a disturbance, then that’s not acceptable.

“But the reality is that the game has been called off today and the fans have spoken.

“The fans spoke a couple of weeks ago about this proposal, and there was a U-turn by the six owners in this country. It’s not going to go away because they don’t trust the owners of these clubs, they don’t like them, they think they should leave.

“Beyond today, it should be about reform and regulation and making sure they can’t do it again. Protesting is the right of every person in this country to do that. We must retain the fact they’re able to protest.

“However, beyond today, it’s about fans in this country and they should reunite to make sure there is a reform in English football. That is the most important thing. It will be a waste of time if there isn’t a reform in English football.”

Neville’s sentiments were echoed by Carragher, who suggested that, generally speaking, United fans did the right thing by protesting on an unprecedented scale.

“We can only speak about what we’ve seen in here,” he said. “Do you want to see supporters storming stadiums left, right and centre and getting games called off? No, we don’t.

“When I was a supporter as a young kid, this particular thing didn’t go on like that, but I’m not someone that will sit here and criticise Manchester United fans because I’m Liverpool.

“Two weeks ago, supporters all overthrew the Super League and came together for the first time.

“I’ve been looking on my phone and you see the reaction of Liverpool supporters now, and you go back a few weeks with Liverpool supporters involved with the bus incident that got plenty of criticism.

“There will always be idiots who get involved in this. This thing that Manchester United fans have done today, I actually think it’s a good thing in terms of protesting and not being happy about what’s going on at the club.

“There will always be one or two people who take it too far and that’s not just a protest, that’s a night out with your mates. There’s always someone who does something stupid.”

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