Manchester United fans are planning on resurrecting their ‘green and gold’ protest against their owners when they face Stoke City on Tuesday night.
The Old Trafford faithful started the protest during the 2009/10 season with fans sporting green and gold scarves while chanting ‘green and gold until we’re sold.’
The scarves are green and gold to represent the kit colour of the club’s original name, Newton Heath and the protest was due to the lack of investment from the American owners.
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Back in the summer of 2009, United had sold both Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez coupled with the uninspiring signings of Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen.
After two titles in the following three seasons, the protests soon ceased but - according to The Sun - green and gold scarves will be seen all over Old Trafford once again.
The reason for this latest protest could be in frustration that current manager Louis van Gaal appears to be staying in charge until the end of the season.
Their Manchester rivals recently announced the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the summer and United fans appear convinced that they need to make a similar move to replace Van Gaal with Jose Mourinho.
The club sit in fifth position, ten points off league leaders Leicester City and, with their top four hopes slowly fading, they failed to strengthen their ranks in the January transfer window.
It is reported that United fans were contemplating boycotting the opening 20 minutes of their clash against Stoke but they decided that the green and gold scarves should make a reappearance.
Although, with the Red Devils failing to score a goal in the first-half at Old Trafford for over eight hours, it’s unlikely that they’d miss much during those 20 minutes.
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