Thousands of Man Utd fans stage sit-in protest against Glazers ownership

Thousands of Manchester United fans remained in their sits following the win over Nottingham Forest in protest against the Glazer family.

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In the build-up to Saturday’s Premier League clash, the 1958 Group called for supporters to remain behind at Old Trafford to signal their continued opposition to the family’s ownership of the club.

And following United’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Forest, that’s exactly what happened, with thousands still in the stadium long after the full-time whistle was blown.

As has become the norm, chants of ‘We want Glazers out’ could be heard loud and clear as the player’s went down the tunnel and continued for the remainder of the protest.

Since last November, the Glazers have been considering selling the club with Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim reportedly having his £6billion bid accepted in the last few days.

However, fans are understandably furious over how long takeover talks have taken, and of course there is no guarantee whatsoever that the sale will indeed happen.

Eventually, the stadium did begin to clear but there were many still in the Stretford End nearly an hour after full-time.

‘We have the personality. In certain moments we can definitely improve, but in general this team has the character to bounce back all the time.’

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