BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United release statement after fan protests
Manchester United released a statement after fans protested before and during their match against Norwich City on Saturday.
Many United supporters arrived at Old Trafford displaying banners and chanting against the club’s owners – the Glazer family.
These protests continued into the match itself as well, with numerous fans not taking their seats until the 17th minute of the Premier League game – which marks one minute for every year the club has been under the Glazer ownership.
Now the club has responded to the protests via an official statement, reading:
“We are working hard to create the conditions for renewed success on the pitch while strengthening our engagement with fans.
“We respect the right of fans to voice their opinions peacefully and we will continue to listen to them, with the aim of working together to get the club back to where we all want to be: competing for trophies.”
Regarding the match itself, the Red Devils came out 3-2 winners thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo‘s hat-trick, despite being pegged back to 2-2 after taking an early 2-0 lead.
As a result of the three points, United moved up to the fifth place and to within three points of Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the top four.