A group of Manchester United supporters based in the United States flew a banner reading “Glazers Out” over the Raymond James Stadium in Florida.
The banner was seen above the stadium before Monday night’s soccer game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – the Glazer family’s NFL franchise, which also owns Premier League giants United.
The banner was organized by Manchester United supporters groups based in Pittsburgh and Tampa. Footage of the plane and its message were shared online before the game, which the Eagles won 25-11.
🚨Exclusive:#MUFC Fans from Pittsburgh and Tampa fan groups organized a banner to fly over Raymond James Stadium where the Glazers-owned, Tampa Bay Buccaneers played this evening.
— United World (@UnitedWorldFans) September 25, 2023
The move is the latest protest against United’s owners as fans are keen to sell their club.
The Glazer family, who have owned United since 2005, announced last November that they were considering “all strategic options, including new investments, sales or other transactions in the club”.
This led to bids being lodged by potential buyers, but despite receiving several offers, the Glazer family have yet to make a final decision on whether to sell their stake in the club.
United have failed to win the Premier League since legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with their last Champions League success coming in 2008.
Former Ajax boss Erik ten Haag was appointed as the club’s new head coach last year. United won the Carabao Cup and reached the FA Cup final in Ten Hague’s first season and finished third in the league, securing Champions League football.
However, United have endured a difficult start to the new season, losing three of their first six Premier League games.
The United manager’s problems have been exacerbated by a number of off-field issues.
Brazil winger Anthony has agreed a leave of absence from the club to deal with abuse allegations made by three women, while fellow winger Jadon Sancho is training away from the first team after a public spat with the Dutch head coach.
Forward Marcus Rashford walked away unhurt after being involved in a car crash following United’s 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.