The Glazers advised to ‘go back to America’ as Man Utd fury rises

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Manchester United owners the Glazers have been advised to ‘go back to America’ by Gabriel Agbonlahor. The Americans are in the spotlight at present, with many fans making it clear they want them to pack their bags and leave. However, there’s still no clear sign that will happen as Sunday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa creeps closer.

Manchester United fans are planning protests against the Glazers prior to the match with Villa, with supporters ready to enter Old Trafford in the 18th minute.

Fury is rising at the club. There’s talk of the family not selling up at all, while they may keep a 20 per cent stake should Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s takeover bid be successful.

And Agbonlahor has now called on the Glazers to ‘go back to America’ – which is where the family often run the club anyway.

“I do feel sorry for Man United, I feel their pain,” the former Aston Villa striker told Football Insider.

“I do mock them sometimes about wanting the Glazers out, but when you hear about what’s going on behind the scenes – the fans must be pulling their hair out.

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“It’s time for the Glazers to go back to America, let new owners come in and help them compete again.

“Man United aren’t far away. They’re three or four players away from competing for a league title.

“If the Glazers stay in, then you can’t see that kind of investment coming.

“I think they’re playing with fire and I can see a lot of backlash from the fans if they stay at the club.”

The protests that take place today have been organised by The 1958 fan group.

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They’ve told those interested in promoting the cause that the meeting point is the Nags Head/Abercromby, which is a pub in Manchester.

It is roughly a 105 minute walk to Old Trafford from there, with supporters set to walk with flags and banners while making their voices heard.

One such banner will read ‘FULL $ALE ONLY’, amid suggestions Ratcliffe is now in pole position to acquire the club.

Sheikh Jassim also can’t be ruled out at this stage, with the Qatari billionaire still in the mix to buy United.

However, it’s believed Ratcliffe recently trumped the royal figure in the latest round of bidding and now holds the advantage.

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United have been owned by the Glazers ever since 2005.

Initially the trophies kept coming, with Sir Alex Ferguson guiding the club to five Premier League titles.

Ferguson always defended the Glazers during his spell in charge, insisting they were ‘brilliant owners’ despite the opposition to their rule.

However, since the Scot resigned as manager in 2013, the Red Devils have struggled.

And whether United back Erik ten Hag, as they look to challenge for the Premier League title next season, remains to be seen.

At the end of last month, Agbonlahor said United could fight for the biggest prizes even if the Glazers end up staying.

“I think they can challenge for the title even if the Glazers don’t sell,” he said. “They’ve spent the money in the past, but they’ve spent it badly.

“They’re not far off the title as it is. I think they’re a world-class number nine away from winning the title.

“I don’t think the Glazers are going to sell the club. They’ll keep driving the price up.

“But I think they can still turn it around. Man United will have a lot of money to spend if they do get new owners, but I don’t think they’re far off the top as it is.”

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