Remembering when fans tried to buy Man Utd from the Glazers

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Remembering when fans tried to buy Man Utd from the Glazers

Since invading the consciousness of Manchester United fans in the early 2000s, no single family has brought more anger to the streets of the North West’s largest city than the Glazers.

The history of the Americans’ ownership of the Red Devils is littered with mass marches, sponsorship boycotts, the burning of season tickets and effigies, and even the formation of a protest club – FC United of Manchester.

A debt of £761million followed them into the club like a bad odour, with the majority of the £800million used to complete their 2005 purchase raised through loans taken out against the club’s assets. This marked the first time the club had found itself in debt since 1931.

Five years into the Glazers’ reign, one group of wealthy fans called the Red Knights decided that enough was enough.

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