Open Letter to Manchester United

A copy of this was sent in the post addressed to David Gill on 18/03/2010. The response will be published when/if received.

Dear Mr Gill,

I thought that I would be sad when the day finally came that I gave up my season ticket in the North Stand, Tier 1, Block N1403, but the overwhelming feelings I have are of frustration and anger.

I have been proud to be a Manchester United season ticket holder for the last 6 years, and have enjoyed watching the thrills and spills on the pitch - witnessing greatness from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy et al, along the way. I have followed the club on as many away trips as I could, including two (expensive) trips to the Champions League Finals as well as countless Charity Shields and other less glamorous matches at places like Wigan and Blackburn.

Red Knights: boycott season tickets

The consortium of businessmen putting together a takeover bid for Manchester United has guaranteed the club's season-ticket holders that they will get their seats back if a mass boycott pressurises the Glazer family to relinquish their ownership.

The Red Knights group, led by the former United director Jim O'Neill and involving the former Football League chairman Keith Harris, is urging fans not to renew their season tickets to help force out the Glazers.

59% United fans WONT Renew

The Football Fans' Inflation Index shows 15% of Manchester United fans will giving up going to games entirely nextseason while another 44% will only buy tickets when it suits them.

United, currently facing supporters-led green-and-gold protests against the Glazer family, who own the club, could see up to 59% of fans cancelling season tickets with Wolves the next most at risk in the Premier League with 54% of supporters considering giving up for next season.

Gill backs the Glazers

Manchester United's chief executive, David Gill, today said the Glazers do not want to sell the club and questioned the practicality of the Red Knights' possible takeover bid.

He said "the owners are very long-term owners and have shown that with Tampa Bay, which they took over in 1994-5. They are not sellers, that's not saying people like these Red Knights can't come forward with some ideas.

Why do we want the Glazers out?

Andersred says it better than I can. To Sky News.