A group of US-based Manchester United fans unfurled a banner reading “Glazers Out” above Raymond James Stadium in Florida.
The banner was seen above the field before the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — an NFL franchise owned by the Glazer family, which also owns English Premier League giants United.
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The banner was organized by Manchester United fan groups based in Pittsburgh and Tampa. Footage of the plane and its message were shared online before the game, which the Eagles won 25-11.
🚨Exclusively:#MUFC Fans from the Pittsburgh and Tampa supporter groups organized a banner to fly over Raymond James Stadium where the Glazers, who play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this evening.
— United World (@UnitedWorldFans) September 25, 2023
The move is the latest protest against United’s owners by fans who are keen to sell the club.
The Glazer family, which has owned United since 2005, announced last November that it was considering “all strategic alternatives, including new investment in the club, sale, or other transactions.”
This led to potential buyers making offers, but despite receiving several offers, the Glazers have yet to make a final decision on selling their stake in the club.
United have failed to win the Premier League since legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with their last Champions League win coming in 2008.
Former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was appointed as the club’s new coach last year. United won Carabao Cup In the first season of Ten Hag and reached FA cup Final during insurance Champions League Football, finishing third in the league.
However, United have endured a difficult start to the new season, losing three of their six Premier League matches.
The United manager’s woes have been compounded by numerous off-field issues.
Brazilian winger Anthony has agreed to leave the club in order to address abuse accusations made by three women, while team-mate Jadon Sancho is training away from the first-team squad after a public row with the Dutch coach.
Striker Marcus Rashford is out unhurt after being involved in a car crash following United’s 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.