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United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement

In Pictures: Manchester United’s American owners say they’ll settle up on Monday. After years of colourful protest however, the Stretford End wants more answers.

MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS have met this morning’s announcement that the Glazer family intend to pay off £220m debt by the end of the month with initial scepticism.

Old Trafford fan groups have challenged United’s owners to come clean about their intentions.

This development of course is merely the latest twist in… well… a strained relationship between club owners and fans.

United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement
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  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    Old Trafford fans took to the green and yellow of Newton Heath in protest at the Glazer family takeover. Source: Rebecca Naden/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    This 1980s motif brings Paul McGrath and Norman Whiteside to mind. Source: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    Alex Ferguson insisted fans could complain about whatever they wanted. Though he insisted the Americans were a force of good at the club and he had money to spend.
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    Football fans always have a keen sense of perspective, of course. Here, some United fans quote from the European Convention on Human Rights - and Fergie. Source: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    United fans unfurled a new banner during the Champions League game against AC Milan. Fans were working with leading financiers - the so-called Red Knights - to form a takeover bid to oust the owning Glazers family. It ultimately came to nothing. Source: AP Photo/Jon Super
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    In the same game, the returning David Beckham draped himself in the green and gold as he left the Old Trafford pitch for the last time - to an ovation from the Stretford End.
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    Well what did you expect? Manchester City fans get in on the act.
  • Love United, Hate Glazer: in pictures

    Time to choose sides - but with the massive debt about to be paid - is the battle now over for Manchester United fans?Source: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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