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Manchester United fearing another fan protest imminently despite summer outlay

Manchester United fearing another fan protest imminently despite summer outlay

Manchester United suffer defeat at Leicester

Manchester United suffered a defeat to Leicester City as they fell to a 4-2 loss at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The result marks 3 Premier League games without a win for the Red Devils, having picked up just one from a possible nine points during that period. With a tough schedule ahead, where they face Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next 6 Premier League encounters.

Despite this, reports suggest that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “understood to be 100% secure” as the boss still has the support of the Manchester United board, but it seems as though results will have to turn around pronto if they are looking to challenge for silverware (as any team with Cristiano Ronaldo should be doing) this season.

Another protest in the works?

However, the fans are thought to be unhappy with the situation, and as per Sky Sports, the club are fearing a protest before their clash with Liverpool, which takes place next Sunday.

It was this game last season that saw sparks fly, with the game ultimately having to be postponed last season as fans rushed the pitch ahead of kick-off in a response to the plans for a European Super League. Clearly then, Police are wary that a protest could re-emerge from the same fixture, although it is unclear what the fans would be protesting this time around.

Manchester United invested heavily in their side this summer, adding Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. That they did not ultimately strengthen where they needed to (in central midfield) is surely more down to recruitment than ownership.

While the owners may be worth protesting against, that protests only emerge after some bad results muddy the waters of what they are actually trying to achieve.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 12 26 29
2 Manchester City 12 19 26
3 Liverpool FC 12 24 25
4 West Ham United 12 9 23
5 Arsenal FC 12 -4 20
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 0 19
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 12 -1 17
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -2 17
10 Crystal Palace 12 1 16
11 Everton FC 12 -3 15
12 Leicester City 12 -5 15
13 Southampton FC 12 -3 14
14 Brentford FC 12 -1 13
15 Aston Villa 12 -4 13
16 Watford FC 12 -4 13
17 Leeds United 12 -8 11
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 12 -20 8
20 Newcastle United 12 -12 6

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Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 4
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
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