Scottish Daily Mail
GLAZERS IN PLEDGE TO UNITED FANBASE
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.