There have been a handful of protests, the biggest coming on Monday evening ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool.
Protests in the past, though, appear to have little real impact on the Glazers, and it is obvious to most that the only way Manchester United will ever be a top, top club again is if someone else buys the club from the Glazer family.
One man who was at least planning to do so was Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, worth a reported £9.8 billion, has suggested he is willing to open negotiations about a takeover at Old Trafford as fan pressure mounts on the Glazers.
A spokesperson for Ratcliffe told The Times of his desire to buy into the Premier League giants:
“If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer,” Ratcliffe’s spokesperson said. “If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.”
However, ESPN are reporting on Friday that Ratcliffe has heard nothing from the Glazer Family about his interest in Manchester United, more than a week after announcing his interest in buying the club
It is added that the Glazers are looking for investment to help fund the redevelopment of Old Trafford, although Ratcliffe would be keen for a full takeover.