FC United of Manchester is proud to announce that we will be holding “United Reunited Day” on Saturday 12th October 2019, when we will mark the core issue that led to the formation of the club in 2005 and invite any interested Manchester United supporters to join us at our home game against Buxton in the Northern Premier League.
The match will be played at our Broadhurst Park home in Moston and kicks off at 3pm.
Supporters may recall this rousing event was last held as “United United Day”on 8th October 2005 when we played Daisy Hill at Gigg Lane, Bury. On that day our attendance of 3,808 was boosted by the presence of around 1,400 Manchester United supporters who came along to jointly protest the takeover of Manchester United by the Glazer family earlier in the year.
This excellent BBC documentary, first broadcast three months after the takeover in 2005, was prescient in highlighting the consequences of the Glazer buyout, as well as setting out the background of how FC United of Manchester first came into existence. click here
Since 2005, many articles, books and documentaries have commented on the financial impact of the Glazer takeover. Predominant amongst the highlighted issues is that the payment of loan interest, debt restructuring, debt repayment, consultancy fees and dividends taken from the club’s funds has resulted in reduced capital being available to maintain Manchester United as the Premier League’s most successful club. Certainly the lack of player investment has been most apparent in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Now, watching the current team’s results and on-pitch performance, it’s clear that the leveraged takeover model has been proven to be unsuitable for the purchase of one of Britain’s most famous and precious sporting assets.
Many FC United supporters have stayed away from Old Trafford in the last 14 years but we retain our love and admiration for the club whilst singing songs that protest the Glazer takeover at every match we play. Here is a sample of our anti-Glazer songs from a memorable FC United match played in recent years click here
The title “United Reunited Day” was deliberately chosen to reflect that, regardless of whether we choose to watch MUFC or FCUM or both, we are all Manchester United fans at heart and are all concerned by the club’s current predicament.
Owing to the international break there are no Premier League fixtures on the weekend of the 12th/13th October. We can’t promise the silky skills that you’d hope to see at Old Trafford but we’d like to welcome as many Manchester United supporters as possible to come and join fellow match-going, Glazer-sceptic Reds at Broadhurst Park on Saturday 12th October and enjoy a pie and a pint and a sing-song on the terraces. One thing’s for sure - you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and a Red embrace. Let’s reunite for “United ReUnited Day”.