Man Utd owner Joel Glazer vows to splash cash on transfers and create Fan Share Scheme after first supporters' meeting

Man Utd owner Joel Glazer vows to splash cash on transfers and create Fan Share Scheme after first supporters' meeting


MANCHESTER UNITED owner Joel Glazer has promised supporters Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be backed in the transfer window.

The 50-year-old made his first Fan's Forum appearance in 15 years on Friday where he outlined his vision for the future of the Red Devils.

United supporters have longed for Glazer and his family to sell their stake in the club, and their anger towards the American's reached boiling point over their intentions to join the European Super League.

Furious supporters stormed inside Old Trafford in protest against the Glazers last month, which forced the clash against Liverpool to be rescheduled.

And in an attempt to appease the United fanbase, Joel Glazer has vowed to splash the cash in the summer, as well as creating a Fan Advisory Board and a Fan Share Scheme.

He said: "Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals.  

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

"This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come. 

“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process."

Before adding: "We want this club to always be successful and win trophies. To compete for trophies requires significant investment.


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"The commercial growth at the club has helped deliver the revenue which ultimately underpins that investment in a sustainable manner. 

"That approach has allowed us to have among the highest net transfer spend in world football over the last five years and have one of the highest wage bills.

"Also, as a direct result of our commercial business, we have kept ticket prices affordable for all fans and not raised season ticket prices in over ten years. This is an area that we as a club are very proud of."

Following the meeting, Glazer remarked: "I was pleased to join the Fans’ Forum to listen to the views of supporters, address their questions, and share ideas on how we can improve the way we work together.

“As owners, we want exactly the same thing as the fans – a successful team and a strong club – and we want to work in partnership to achieve those objectives.

“Fans are the lifeblood of Manchester United and I am personally committed to ensuring that they are given an enhanced voice, through the creation of a Fan Advisory Board and a Fan Share Scheme.

“The club has been in discussions with MUST regarding a fan share scheme for a number of months and has already sought external legal advice on options.

"Discussions will now intensify, with the aim of agreeing a plan before the start of the new season.”

United boss Solskjaer is looking to bring in a number of players in the summer as his search for his first trophy in charge of his beloved side continues.

Long-term target Jadon Sancho could finally complete a switch to the Theatre of Dreams from Borussia Dortmund in a £77million deal.

Meanwhile United are claimed to be battling Chelsea for the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

His team-mate Kieran Tripper is also said to be an option for United as Solskjaer looks to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

And United remain keen on Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde as a potential partner for Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.

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