Scottish Daily Mail



THE Glazer family finally bowed to the demands of angry Manchester United fans yesterday and promised to change how the club is run.

Chairman Joel Glazer issued a grovelling response to a letter from supporters’ groups, five days after a demonstrat­ion against the American owners led to protesters clashing with police and breaking into Old Trafford.

He wrote: ‘I was humbled by parts of your letter, as you explained so clearly why our initial support for the European Super League left you feeling angry and let down. I would like to reiterate my sincere apology for the mistakes that were made.’

Pledging to engage more with fans, as well further spending, he added: ‘I want to reassure you that my family and I care deeply about Manchester United and feel a profound sense of responsibi­lity to protect and enhance its strength for the long-term, while respecting its values and traditions.’

Although it appears they have no intention of selling up, the letter signals a change of policy by the Glazers, who have become deeply unpopular at United since their £790million takeover in 2005.

As well as promising to improve communicat­ions with the fanbase after 16 years of silence, they will engage in the Government’s fan-led review into football following the Super League’s collapse and accelerate talks over supporters buying club shares.

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