Man Utd fans planning ‘sit-in’ protest against the Glazers during takeover saga

Manchester United fans are planning to stage an hour-long 'sit-in' after their clash with Nottingham Forest later this month as they ramp up their efforts to force the Glazers out.

The unpopular American owners have been spinning their wheels all summer amid a long-running takeover saga that appears to have no end in sight.

Supporter protest group The 1958 announced that the planned sit-in is one of two anti-Glazer family demonstrations taking place over the next few weeks, with the other set to be staged outside Old Trafford ahead of United's opening day clash with Wolves next weekend.

There, they plan to raise awareness for the sit-in protest, where fans will be asked to stay behind for an hour after their home tie with Forest on August 26.

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"We want answers and the full removal of the Glazer family from every foundation of our club", a spokesperson for the group said.

The Glazers, who have had a controlling stake in United since 2005, announced intentions to sell the club back in November, and although they've since received takeover bids from the likes of British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, no agreement has been reached.

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Fans had hoped that new owners would be in place before the start of the transfer window after a deadline for final bids was set for the end of April by Raine, the US merchant bank running the process who also oversaw the sale of Chelsea.

However, the bidding war the Glazers had anticipated didn't happen, with both takeover hopefuls submitting final offers of around £5billion, with United's owners reportedly holding out for around £6bn.

With the new season just around the corner, the situations remains painfully unresolved and as a result the anti-Glazer sentiment around Old Trafford has arguably never been higher.

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