Man Utd fans sing a vile chant about Joel Glazer before trying to attack Brentford supporters as their protest some what falls flat.
Some of the Old Trafford faithful were heard chanting “Joel Glazer’s going to die” ahead of their final Premier League home match of the season in which they went on to win 3-0.
There continues to be anger towards the Glazer ownership, and we’ve seen some protests already in last two home matches against Norwich and Chelsea, with a number of empty seats as they drew 1-1 against Thomas Tuchel’s side on Thursday.
A group of Man Utd fans had hoped for a bigger scale protest on Bank Holiday Monday, and while it flopped, there were some chants sung that made the atmosphere a little more toxic as you can see below.
Protests are well underway at Old Trafford
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Manchester United fans protest outside Old Trafford ahead of tonight’s game vs Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/oPSWSRFjRs
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Various protests took place before, during and after the game, with supporters group The 1958 urging fans to leave the game on the 73rd minute.
The minute was chosen based on leaving 17 minutes remaining in the match to symbolise how many years the American’s have owned the club.
Since buying the club in 2005, their relationship with the fans remains at an all time low, and that wasn’t helped by the decision to join the European Super League bid last year.
A spokesperson for The 1958 group spoke about how their intensions all align in the end. “There’s a lot of different groups from within the United fanbase who’ve had their own ideas of how to do this,” a spokesperson told Joe.co.uk.
“MUST ( Manchester United Supporters Trust), TRA (The Red Army), all the rest of the match-going fans, too. We respect that people have different ways of wanting to fix this, but we just felt like we need to be on the same page if what we do is to be effective.
“We all want the Glazers gone, so it’s about setting aside any slight differences and coming together as one. That’s what we’re trying to create.”
Gary Neville previously backed the protests, saying on Sky Sports in March: “We heard Joel Glazer say some time ago he was going to engage with the fans. Flights are open Joel, you can get to Manchester.
“Let’s see you over here, let’s see you talk to the fans properly. Explain that vision, you’ve got a new CEO in place, but you can’t just leave it to the new CEO.
“You’ve got to come over, he said off the back of the Super League he was going to change the way he operated the club, and he was going to come over and see the fans. He’s not done. Not that I know of anyway, unless he’s slipped in without me knowing, and not many people slip into Manchester without me knowing! They’ve sent Tom Brady over, but it’d be nice if they sent themselves over.”
Meanwhile, a group of Manchester United fans have been filmed attacking Brentford supporters as they made their way into Old Trafford.
According to reports, missiles were launched, punches had been thrown and riot police intervened amid chants about wanting owner Joel Glazer dead.
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The game itself finished 3-0 to Man Utd with Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane find the net in Ralf Rangnick’s last home game.
Manchester United: De Gea 6; Dalot 4, Lindelof 6, Varane 7, Telles 5; McTominay 6, Matic 8; Mata 8, Fernandes 8, Elanga 7; Ronaldo 9
Subs: Fred 6, Cavani n/a, Jones n/a
Brentford: Raya 4; Roerslev 5, Ajer 5, Jansson 5, Sorensen 5, Henry 4; Norgaard 6, Janelt 5, Eriksen 7; Mbuemo 6, Toney 5
Subs: Jensen 6, Dasilva 6, Wissa n/a
MOTM: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Rangnick told Sky Sports: “Apart from goalkeeping where we have three excellent goalkeepers in Tom Heaton, Dean Henderson and David de Gea, in all other areas there will be players leaving the club. I wouldn’t put focus on special areas of the pitch it should go through the whole team.
“It’s obvious quite a few players will leave and there is a need for top-quality players. I strongly believe that if everyone works together we can bring Man Utd back to where we need to be.
“Other clubs only needed two or three transfer windows to challenge but from now on we need to bring in top-quality players who really help raise the level. If this happens then I don’t think it should take too long.”
“I’m not completely happy with those six months,” the 63-year-old told his press conference on his time as interim. “I expected us to qualify for the Champions League. That was the goal we had, but we were not consistent enough.
“We had two or three breaks [in my time in charge]. One of them we had hardly any players there [due to coronavirus]. We were also not able to bring in any new players in January. I would have hoped and expected we won more points. We could easily have had eight or 10 points more.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank said on the first half: “I think we could have performed even better, especially first half. They [United] were more on top of the game without creating chance after chance – they had one top moment and a 1-0 goal and credit to them, but we still need to do better [3 vs 1 in the box] to avoid that. I felt we lacked to be brave enough in the high pressure and be aggressive; in spells we were too hectic. Ok, fair play to Man Utd – they hit a very high performance in the first half, some of the better performances that I’ve seen so far so they did well.”
On the second half: “Second half, much more the Brentford team I want to see. Much more front-footed, better on the ball, move the ball better, play more forward, got through the sides and through the switches, produce crosses. We had momentum I would say, with chances/half-chances, definitely were on top of the game then we make a stupid mistake for the penalty. A necessary mistake, that of course, killed the game off I would say. If we want to win here [at Old Trafford], we can’t make that penalty and we can’t concede on that set-piece.”
holding a big sign saying ‘walk out 73’ and not walking out in the 73rd minute because they’re winning is very funny 🤣 pic.twitter.com/Epj9OAWzZz
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Social media users gave their reaction as Man Utd fans sing vile chant about Joel Glazer before trying to attack Brentford supporters…
@MaineRoad71: As they walk to pay glazers £75 to watch this shite. That’ll do it 😂😂👍
@GF_TW8: Shame they didn’t sing through the game. May have made it a lot more exciting then watching tourists In The ground
@GF_TW8: This is what happens when @ManUtd fans are allowed an extra day out for day release and give the extra bank holiday day out of @HmpManchester Standing behind stewards to make themselves look like tough. Bank holiday In That shithole
@Stevo1982mufc: The person with the sign was still there after 73 mins? 🙈
@AshLUHG7: Instead of walking out at 73rd minute they’re flashing banner of “walk out at 73rd minute” during the 73rd minute. these ppl aren’t serious 😭😭
@EmadCule: “GLAZERS OUT” while wearing their merchandise and buying tickets to the game is funnier
@TheImmortalKop: What a protest from United fans, walking out in the 73rd minute after already giving the Glazers money for the ticket
@BatesyBFC: That’s the most vocal they were all game…
@PaulRob1959: Bloody kids. Pathetic. Taking on the top boys from Brentford, bet the dads are proud 🤦🏼♂️
National rail – Shambles scheduling
Sky/Premier League – Shambles of moving that game to 8pm BHM
Stewards – Fucking clueless idiots “can’t put that bag in the bin” lost for words
Police – Made the MET force look good tonight
United fans – Embarassing start to finish
@BrentfordJS: United getting bashed by a couple Brentford da’s 😂😂😂😂
@callummaguire96: Absolute shitshow this evening from @gmpolice towards Brentford FC supporters. Brentford fans unable to access the ground and given no support whatsoever from the police!
@ealingrdddd: Weird Manc cunts
@AllEnglandFlags: Why they randomly attacking old people. Glazers in.