Joel Glazer's Man Utd takeover statement comes back to bite him after promising fans 'wouldn't notice change'

JOEL GLAZER'S statement back in 2005 has come back to haunt him as supporters lose faith and trust in Manchester United's ownership.

United's co-chairman released a statement on his takeover 16 years ago highlighting the importance of communicating with fans, praising the club's history and heritage, and promising little change under his ownership.


Joel hasn't directly communicated with United supporters since his interview with MUTV.

But the latest plans to form a breakaway with the rest of the dirty dozen is the straw that broke the camel's back with United supporters.

Reported by Manchester Evening News, he said in his 2005 interview: "It's extremely important (communication with fans). Again I keep coming back to it, fans are the lifeblood of this club.

"People want to know what's happening, people want to know where things are heading but we will be communicating.

"Again, I think it's important that the chief executive is communicating on a regular basis and we can communicate certain things ourselves but not much is going to be changing at Old Trafford.

"What attracted us and allured us to Old Trafford are all the great things, all the great history, and all the great heritage. People keep saying 'what are you going to change?'

"And the thing I keep saying is people aren't going to notice a change.

"We don't want people to notice a change because in the end we'll be doing a disservice to this great club.

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"We just want to help carry it on and grow what Manchester United has been, whilst recognise worldwide maybe there is some more things we can do overseas to grow Manchester United which again benefits the community and the football at large."

But it appears it is all just empty promises as United supporters join others in protesting outside Old Trafford against the Super League.

When the Super League was announced, Glazer said: "By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.”

The plans have caused a furious backlash from fans, clubs, pundits and even governments across Europe.

United chief Ed Woodward, one of the names spearheading the new league, also reportedly held an emergency meeting with 'seriously unimpressed' players.

Players have started to voice their discontent over the plans including James Milner while Marcus Rashford posted an image of a quote from the legendary Sir Matt Busby that read: "Football is nothing without fans."

Uefa have already threatened to kick the rebel clubs out of the Champions League.

And the government insisted 'no action is off the table' with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying they have his "unwavering support for the football authorities and confirmed they have the government's full backing to take whatever action necessary to put a stop to these plans."

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