Man Utd supporters’ trust hit back at Gill’s Glazer claims

Manchester United chief executive David Gill’s claims that only “a small number of dissenters” opposed the ownership of the Glazers have been rubbished by the club’s supporters’ trust, according to ESPN.co.uk.

Gill, who will leave Old Trafford in the summer, has been a major supporter of the Glazer family since they took full charge of the club in 2005, pointing to the five league titles won by the Red Devils since then.

But the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) reject the benefits that they have brought to United – insisting that the £550m the Glazers have taken out of the club signals otherwise.

MUST chief executive Duncan Drasdo said: “We’d argue that, having caused the club to lose more than £550m in interest, fees and other costs the number of people who believe that the Glazers’ takeover and ownership has been a good thing for Manchester United could be counted on a single pair of hands.

Actually, far from being a majority in favour can there be any single Manchester United fan anywhere on the planet who believes that was good for our club?

Plenty of [Manchester] City and Liverpool fans love what the Glazers have done, of course, so I think that says it all. However now is surely not a time to debate this and we are surprised David has chosen to speak out when he has done.

We look forward to a more positive relationship with his successor after he departs his CEO role at the club this summer.

United claimed their fifth Premier League title in eight years on Monday with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

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