Souness prompts anger with "misdirected" comments on Man Utd fan Glazer protests

Graeme Souness has claimed Manchester United fan anger at the Glazers is slightly "misdirected" after they invaded Old Trafford to protest.

Hundreds of fans broke into the club's ground to make their feelings known as they continue to take issue with the Red Devils' ownership.

The Glazers have never enjoyed a positive relationship with United's supporters, but the recent Super League proposals has bought the issue to a head.

Souness believes the club's decline on the pitch is also behind the fans protest. Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed huge success before he retired in 2013 and his successors have been unable to deliver consistently.

United are currently in the midst of a trophy drought that dates back to 2017.

Souness though has been keen to underline the huge financial backing given to recent managers as he doubts the Glazers will be phased by the protests.

He said on Sky Sports: “I don’t think it will (have an impact). The Glazers, since Fergie retired, have given successive managers over a billion pound to spend. I think it’s £719million net spend over the eight years.

"I think it’s born out of United not being top dogs as much as what happened last week, I think that’s another excuse to have a go at them. These are serious, serious business people, I don’t think this will impact on their thoughts. I really don’t.

“We live in a country where you can demonstrate, you can vent your feelings, you’re allowed to do it, but I still don’t see it impacting on the Glazers one little bit.

"If you think you can bring serious pressure to serious business people who live 3,000 miles away, across the Atlantic, that it will drive them to accept a discounted offer for Manchester United, that will not happen.

"They’ve had to put collateral in, you don’t just go to the bank and say I want to buy Manchester United, I’ll need £500million or however much it costs to buy, without committing some sort of collateral.

"They’ve risked things to buy Manchester United, since then, they’ve given successive managers fortunes to spend.

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"It’s only since Fergie stopped that the success has stopped and I think that irritates supporters and they have become the focus of their anger. I think it’s slightly misdirected.”

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