Man Utd fan group feels ‘alienated’ by club due to stadium plans

Manchester United have established a task force to help build a new stadium, although some Man Utd fans have felt left out of the process.

Potentially building a new arena would obviously mean that the club will leave Old Trafford. The “Theatre of Dreams” was opened in 1910 is regarded as one of the most notable stadiums in the world.

Nevertheless, United minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe desperately wants to give his club a new home. The British billionaire also prefers building this new arena on the site where Old Trafford currently stands. Upon announcing the plan, Ratcliffe claimed that the group has a “once-in-a-century opportunity” to create a Wembley of the northwest.

“This can be a major regeneration project for an area of Greater Manchester which has played such a key role in British industrial history, but which requires new investment to thrive again,” proclaimed Ratcliffe.

“The northwest of England has a greater concentration of major football clubs than anywhere else in the world. Yet we don’t have a stadium on the scale of Wembley, the Nou Camp, or Bernabéu. We will not be able to change that on our own, which is why this task force is so important to help us seize this once-in-a-century opportunity.”

Significant supporters’ group disagrees with Man Utd stadium plans

While the club is excited about the potential move, some prominent United fans do not exactly feel the same way. South Stand United, an official supporters’ group, claims that they will most likely not benefit.

“South Stand United argues that the club’s current dealings with fans paint a markedly different picture of its purported community values,” the group said in a statement on Saturday.

The task force, set up by Ratcliffe, does not currently include any other club executives. This, according to the billionaire, is due to the emphasis on community. The project plans are to be just as much about the fans and city as they are…


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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-03-09 17:18:13

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