The 1958 Manchester United fans’ protest group, who have led the fight since the controversial takeover of Manchester United by the Glazers in 2005, have issued a statement in response to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% stake in the club.
The statement reads: “We believe the Ratcliffe investment gives us more hope for a brighter future and a potential clearer pathway towards majority ownership further down the line. ‘This doesn’t mean we rest on our laurels.”
“The aftermath of the European Super League is proof sitting back and doing nothing is not an option. We are working towards a next phase, strategy and plan.”
“A generation of supporters have fought and battled to rid our club of these owners. We never wanted them at the start and we don’t want them now.”
“We owe it to ourselves and the legacy of these efforts to ensure they are removed. We hope Sir Jim is an ally and vehicle in making this happen. Do not forgive and do not forget the damage the Glazers have done to our club and fan base.”
The 1958 fan group believe there is “more hope for a brighter future” with Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United but vowed to continue their “fight until the Glazers have been removed”.