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Exclusive: Gillespie drops big Man United boardroom claim

Manchester United fans have not wanted the Glazer family owning the club ever since they first took ownership back in 2005 but unfortunately, they could well be here to stay for longer, according to former United winger Keith Gillespie.

The supporters of Man United made their feelings very clear before their scheduled match against Liverpool last month which saw fans enter the pitch and set off flares before the game was called off due to safety concerns.

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Despite calls and protest for the Glazers to sell the club, no parties have been credited with a genuine interest and the last person who was linked with buying Man United was Prince bin Salaman, the same person who was behind PIF’s attempted takeover of Newcastle United last year.

There has been a meeting scheduled between fans and Joel Glazer, which will be his first-ever interaction with the Man United fans but they appear set to stay at Old Trafford, according to Gillespie as he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:

“The fans have not been happy with them for a long time, pretty much since they took over the club and they’ve remained there this whole time. Ultimately, they’re in control of the club so it’s their call if they sell up or stay.

“All the abuse and stick they get on social media, they’ll just brush that off but I’m sure there’ll come a time when they’ve had enough, but I think they will still be here for a little bit longer.”

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Man United fans did manage to get one person out of the club that they wanted to leave as Ed Woodward confirmed that he would be leaving the club in December after spending 16 years at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that matters on the pitch can overshadow any feelings or actions off the pitch as he looks to win his first piece of silverware as Man United manager when they take on Villareal in the Europa League final next week.

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