Manchester United fans have been warned they'd effectively be handing Liverpool three points on a plate if they stage an anti-Glazers walkout protest during their upcoming Premier League clash at Old Trafford next week.
With the club in disarray both on and off the field, United supporters are planning to boycott the fixture and march against their owners outside the ground. Anti-Glazer sentiment has reached breaking point with fans desperate for the Americans to sell up, though Liverpool icon Steve McManaman thinks emptying Old Trafford on Monday is a bad idea.
"If you’re Liverpool, then playing in front of an empty crowd is a lot easier," the BT Sport commentator told HorseRacing.net.
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"If people start standing up and leaving or don’t even turn up to the game, then it will make it far easier for Liverpool players as the away support will be completely full as it was last year," he added.
"If United have any chance then they will need the atmosphere to be raucous. That talk of fans being the twelfth man is certainly a thing that exists."
It wouldn't be the first time United fans have staged an anti-Glazer protest on the day of a Liverpool game. In May last year, more than 100 protestors stormed Old Trafford prior to kick-off, causing the fixture to be postponed.
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Recent reports indicate that the Glazers are looking to sell a stake of United to US private equity firm Apollo with talks already underway, news that was slammed by Red Devils icon Gary Neville.
He tweeted: "If the reports are true that the Glazer Family are ready to part sell ahead of a full sale it’s totally unacceptable that this is to a US investment fund. Apollo have been mentioned but they need to know they will not be welcomed in Manchester.
"The US model of sports ownership is all about significant return on investment (at all cost ie Super League and Big Picture). The ownership model in England needs to change and US money is a bigger danger to that than any other international money. We need a regulator asap!"
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