Manchester United have made plans to engage with fans by revealing the structure of the new Fan Advisory Board and a broader Fans Forum.
The disastrous handling of the European Super League led to protests around the biggest football clubs in Europe, none greater than the protest inside Old Trafford on May 2nd, 2021, before a highly anticipated clash against rivals Liverpool.
All of the events led to co-chairman Joel Glazer breaking his silence with a letter of apology following the European Super League’s suspension and finally attending a fans forum in June.
There’s been greater dialogue in recent months with the likes of Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) and other fan bodies.
Here’s what Collette Roche, Manchester United Chief Operating Officer, had to say on the new development:
The news structure will have seven senior fan representatives and up to five club executives. The club on its website also stated that the board will meet quarterly, with one of the Executive Co-Chairmen attending at least once a year.
The club website also mentioned the following:
There have been calls for a part fan-owned structure that is observed in Germany.
On that, the club website had this to share:
There is a sense that United fans will never completely absolve the Glazer family for being custodians of the club after a controversial takeover in 2005 and that it’s too little, too late.