It feels like a lifetime ago now, but just over two months ago Manchester United vs Liverpool was postponed due to mass protests at Old Trafford.
Discontent amongst supporters towards the Glazer family’s ownership of the club reached boiling point in the aftermath of the failed attempt to form the European Super League and in their thousands they made their feelings known
For many supporters, no amount of success or big money signings will ever be enough to give their support to the Glazers but the club may be able to get some back on side this season if they handle the forthcoming campaign right, on and off the pitch.
Here’s five things the owners can do to keep United supporters happy.
1 – Continue to communicate with supporters
Following the Super League fiasco, the Glazers promised to listen to supporters more and take their opinions into consideration.
Things have gotten off to a promising start with co-chairman Joel Glazer speaking directly to supporters for the first time in the 16 years his family have owned the club as he joined a fans’ forum in early June.
They threatened at moments halfway through last season but costly slip-ups allowed Manchester City to pull out of sight long before the campaign was concluded.
Cups are nice, of course, but there’s nothing like winning a Premier League title – especially for a club like United – and the wait is becoming gut-wrenching.
Depending on how the other teams recruit, this season may still come too soon for United, especially with the form Manchester City and Chelsea are in and with Liverpool bound to bounce back, but a strong showing in which Solskjaer’s side can take it to the wire could be another way fans can begin to feel enamoured with the club again.