The Manchester United owner enjoyed some long-awaited engagement with sections of the Old Trafford faithful at a fans forum where he claimed there is more work to do
Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has insisted that there is “work to be done” to restore the Red Devils to the former glories but has claimed he is happy with the transfer dealings conducted in the summer.
Plenty of topics were on the table as fans had the chance to pose their questions to an owner who has been accused of being deliberately elusive over the course of the Glazer family’s 17-year relationship with Man Utd.
Discussion quickly turned to on-pitch matters, where Glazer expressed his excitement over the new additions that have arrived at Old Trafford during the most recent transfer window.
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The American businessman claimed that “the most important thing is always on-the-pitch success”, before revealing “We’re very happy with the summer,”
He did, however, add that the process of squad development was ongoing in a promise that business will not stop there.
“We can always improve,” he said. “There’s always more work to be done.”
Earlier on this year, Glazer addressed his family’s lack of engagement with United supports, explaining: “We always took the approach that we should stay in the background.
“Let the manager, the players, the people at Old Trafford, be the ones out in front, communicating and talking, but in retrospect, that was not the right approach and there’s a middle ground.
“Our silence wrongly created the impression that we don’t care, that we aren’t football fans, that we only care about our commercial interests and money. And I can assure you, nothing could be further from the truth.”
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Aiming to endear himself to a set of supporters who have grown increasingly disillusioned by his ownership over the years, Glazer went on to describe his emotions at seeing fans back inside Old Trafford after 18 months of empty seats.
“Having a full stadium…just reiterated what everyone’s always known about how crucial fans are. They are the lifeblood of football…So it has just been wonderful seeing a full Old Trafford.”