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19 Aug, 2022 07:56

Why the US owners of an English football giant are so reviled

The Glazer family have been the primary owners of Manchester United since 2005
Why the US owners of an English football giant are so reviled

Antipathy to the near-two decade ownership by the US-based Glazer family has exploded again among Manchester United fans, after the team suffered a humiliating start to the new Premier League season. 

United appear to be falling ever further from their heyday, and in recent seasons have had to watch on as bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool have come to dominate the elite of English football. 

Compounding the current strife at Old Trafford is the transfer saga surrounding the wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo, along with the widespread belief that the current United squad remains in major need of an overhaul if they are to end their five-year trophy drought.  

But above all, the primary target of fans' ire remains the Glazers – especially as rumors of a potential takeover push by a British billionaire continue to swirl, offering hope of a savior for the United faithful. 

Here, we look at why Red Devils fans are revolting so strongly against the club's American financial backers.