Roy Keane warns Glazers: Manchester United fans ‘deadly serious’ with Old Trafford protest ‘just the start’

Tom Doyle
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Roy Keane warned the Glazers that Manchester United fans’ protests against the Glazer family on Sunday were “just the start” as furious supporters stormed Old Trafford before against Liverpool.

The Premier League clash with Liverpool had to be postponed on safety grounds after fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch, with the Premier League condemning “the actions of a minority”.

Long-standing anger with the Glazer family has increased in intensity since it emerged United were one of the driving forces behind the breakaway European Super League, which collapsed within 48 hours due to huge, unrelenting pressure.

“The United fans have had enough and they’re doing it because they love the club,” Keane said on Sky Sports.

“It’s not just as a result of what’s happened the last two weeks with the Super League...it’s been building for a number of years. They’ve come to the end and feel enough is enough. It’s a huge statement for the game to be called off.

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“There’s been a build-up in tension, whether it be about ticketing, poor communication, things going on in the background. The leadership of the club has not been good enough.

“When they look at the owners, they feel it’s just about making money. The United fans have looked at the Glazers and thought: ‘enough is enough’.

“They’re doing it because they love the club. Some people won’t agree with it, but sometimes you have to put a marker down for people to take notice.

“This will go out all over the world and hopefully the owners of Manchester United will sit up and take note. These fans are deadly serious and this is just the start of it from United fans - I can guarantee you.”

Another former United captain, Gary Neville, said the Glazers should do “the honourable thing” and sell up.

Additional reporting by PA.

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