Man Utd fans threaten to #EmptyOldTrafford vs Liverpool after protests last year


MANCHESTER UNITED fans are threatening to #EmptyOldTrafford in another anti-Glazers protest before a game with Liverpool.

The hashtag has been circulated among Red Devils fans on social media.

Supporters are trying to plan a boycott which will see Old Trafford seats left empty for the crunch home clash against rivals Liverpool on August 22 to vent their anger at the club’s hated owners.

One wrote: “Enough is enough. #EmptyOldTrafford #GlazersOut #GlazersSellUnited”

Another said: “If you love Manchester United then stay out of Old Trafford. It is worth it lads #GlazersSellManUtd #EmptyOldTrafford”

And a third added: “My seat will be empty for the Liverpool game! Let’s get this happening, the time is NOW!! #EmptyOldTrafford”

It comes just 15 months after the match between the two at the Theatre of Dreams was abandoned.

Thousands more gathered outside the stadium before breaking into the ground where some climbed on the goalposts, had a kickabout on the pitch and let off flares.

Clashes with the police turned violent, though, and several people were hurt including one cop who had his face slashed by a bottle and needed hospital treatment.

Fans marched outside Old Trafford again on Sunday before their Premier League opener against Brighton.

A huge banner reading “Fight greed, fight for United, fight Glazer” was held up by the group while they chanted: “We want Glazers out.”

The protest reportedly led to the club shop having to close.

And tensions remained high inside the ground as fans were pictured brawling in the stands – as the team lost 2-1 thanks to Pascal Gross’ double.

Former director Michael Knighton revealed he is planning a hostile takeover bid – meaning an offer will be made despite not being for sale.

The 70-year-old, who served on United’s board between 1989 and 1992, said: “Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club.

“That is my aim, those are my objectives.

“I’m making good progress, I continue to talk to the people, I’ve got some good pledges with good finance.

“We are now working on the offer document – remember, it’s a hostile bid.”


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