Manchester United fans to protest if Van Gaal fails to sign players

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Manchester United fans are threatening to renew their anti-Glazer protests if Louis van Gaal fails to sign world-class players before the end of the transfer window, reports The Daily Mail.

With just 10 days left in the transfer window, Manchester United have managed to bring in just two players in the form of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Their lack of transfer activity has left the squad looking far from complete ahead of a crucial Premier League season.


With the team lacking quality in vital areas, Manchester United fans are preparing to bring back the infamous green and gold scarves to symbolise their disdain for the current owners. The Glazer family are being accused of a lack of investment in the team despite bringing in hundreds of millions in sponsorship.

Old Trafford fan groups are furious at vice-chairman Ed Woodward's failure to secure big signings before the start of the season in what is one of the most crucial seasons in the club's history. Having fallen out of Europe, Manchester United must return to the top four or risk being left behind by their rivals both financially and professionally.


The fans are demanding world-class additions between now and September 2 with dissent growing exponentially during Swansea's 2-1 victory at Old Trafford last weekend. The #GlazerOut message was trending on Twitter and supporter groups were forced to make a statement.

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Sean Bones, of the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust, told the same report: "United supporters worldwide have hit out in huge numbers against the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United via Twitter and Facebook.

"It’s obviously something that will be a huge concern to the current sponsors who have invested a lot of money in Manchester United as a brand.

"There will be a lot of attention to see how the New York Stock Exchange views the negative reaction by supporters in terms of the Glazers’ handling of United."

Big deals on the horizon

The shock defeat to Swansea was a wake up call for Manchester United, with Van Gaal apparently holding crunch talks with Woodward with regards to transfer deals. Woodward is now on the verge of tying up a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo while Angel di Maria remains a target.

The £100 million package earmarked to bring the Real Madrid start to Old Trafford has yet to bear fruit, but Old Trafford officials are confident of attracting him to Manchester despite the absence of European football.

Di Maria will be offered a five-year deal worth £50 million once performance-based bonuses are added. Manchester United will also offer Real Madrid a straight £50 million to convince them the sell.

Glazer family being blamed

While some fans vent their anger at David Moyes for guiding the team to seventh place and others at transfer fixer Woodward, there is a growing resentment for the owners: the Glazer family.

Years of under-investment are being blamed for the current problems. Sir Alex Ferguson kept the team at the top purely through managerial skill and reputation, but without him, the team are struggling to compete.

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