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Man Utd fans grill owner Joel Glazer over huge payouts to shareholders following worst Premier League season ever

MANCHESTER UNITED owner Joel Glazer engaged in a four-hour long Zoom call with fans earlier this month, according to reports.

The American was pressed on a number of topics, including the £33.6million in dividends paid to Red Devils shareholders this year – despite the club finishing with its worst ever Prem points tally.

Joel Glazer met with fans via Zoom
Fans had a number of issues they wanted to raise

Since the collapse of the hated Super League Glazer, 55, has jumped on two previous calls with the fan advisory board (FAB).

The meetings are being held in a bid to increase dialogue with supporters.

According to The Athletic, the dividends – of which the Glazer family received a high proportion – were a particular point of ire.

Fans wanted to know what could justify the £33.6m payments, when the team performed poorly on the pitch and the club posted £115.5m losses off it.

Within the time period the club’s enormous debts increased once again, as they drew down a further £40m in overdrafts.

It remains to be seen whether discussions within the twice-yearly meetings will prompt a change in strategy from Glazer.

Also on the call were chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough.

The meeting’s agenda also featured potential redevelopment of Old Trafford, with calls growing for United’s home to be given a facelift.


While fans brought up recruitment strategy.

Manchester United supporter Sir Jim Ratcliffe would love to buy his beloved club – although Britain’s richest man recently admitted he doesn’t think he’ll be able to prise it from the Glazers.

Supporters were left devastated by Ratcliffe’s admission – and those on the FAB sought to press Glazer on his family’s intentions for the future.

Minutes from the meeting will not be published.

On the pitch, United grabbed a last-gasp point from their trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

Jorginho’s late penalty looked to have sunk Erik ten Hag’s men, only for Casemiro’s 94th minute header to secure a share of the spoils.

Plenty of anti-Glazer protests have taken place at Old Trafford

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