Thousands of United supporters demonstrated outside Old Trafford and the team’s hotel on Sunday afternoon, resulting in the Premier League game against Liverpool being postponed. They are unhappy with the way the Glazer family have run the club, with much of the unhappiness over the hugely unpopular European Super League (ESL) proposals, which were quickly scrapped.
Although there were minor scuffles with the police and a group of supporters broke into the stadium and the pitch, the majority of the protests proceeded peacefully, although some experts criticized supporters of United.
But speaking to Sky Sports, ex-United Man Young – who recently won the Serie A title with Inter Milan – disagreed with the claim that ESL’s reaction was the main cause of the protest.
He understands why fans are unhappy with the Glazers, which indicates it’s a long-standing problem at United.
Young said: “There has been a lot of talk about ‘it was because of the Super League that was going to happen’ but to be honest I know United fans and that’s not just what it was. It’s been years and years with the owners and they want to get their point across.
“Obviously you don’t want to see a demonstration turn violent, you just want to see it as a protest. You want to see that they are aware of the anger of the fans, protesting about things that have happened in the past.
“It’s not fair to see the violence, but the protests are something the fans wanted to do, they wanted to have their voices heard. It’s up to the fan groups to pass their points, maybe the owners will see what the fans see. say and how upset they are. United fans have been asking for change for a long time.
“Maybe we’ll see the change, maybe we won’t. I feel like there are a lot of things in football that need to be sorted out and this is one of them. “
United co-owner Avram Glazer was questioned by Sky News reporters on Tuesday evening and declined to speak about the protests or his role in the attempt to create a European Super League.