A big majority of Manchester United followers are sad with the best way the membership is being run, a survey has discovered.
Seventy-eight per cent of respondents to the newly-published ‘United Voice’ research by the Manchester United Supporters Belief mentioned they have been “dissatisfied” with these on the Previous Trafford helm over the previous 12 months.
Greater than three-quarters (77 per cent) from the pattern of 19,956 supporters additionally mentioned they lacked confidence the membership have “a transparent technique to return to the highest”. This represented an enormous improve from the 36 per cent that mentioned they lacked confidence the earlier 12 months.
The survey was performed between October and December 2021 and displays a 12-month interval wherein the membership was concerned within the doomed European Tremendous League mission.
On the Tremendous League difficulty, 56 per cent expressed fears the idea might be resurrected in future, with solely 21 per cent assured that it might not. If the concept did resurface, 83 per cent mentioned they might oppose it.
The findings replicate persevering with unease with the Glazer household, the membership’s house owners, throughout the fanbase.
The Tremendous League episode final 12 months sparked a contemporary wave of protests in opposition to the Glazers, who responded by promising to enhance dialogue with supporters and launch a share scheme wherein followers may get hold of a stake within the membership.
MUST mentioned in its assertion: “Within the wake of the ESL debacle and inconsistency on the taking part in facet, satisfaction with how the membership is being run, and confidence in its technique to return to the highest declined considerably from an already low base.
“The Glazers and the brand new CEO have to ship on their current commitments this 12 months to begin to reverse these outcomes.”
The share scheme is but to be arrange however the survey concluded that it was “encouraging” that 51 per cent of respondents have been aware of the proposal regardless of “restricted communication of any element”.
Different important findings of the survey associated to the present state of Previous Trafford itself, with 80 per cent calling for enchancment of the stadium in some kind. Solely 17 per cent most well-liked the constructing of a totally new stadium.
Seventy-two per cent mentioned they lacked confidence within the house owners to offer the required funding for stadium redevelopment, nonetheless.
MUST mentioned: “Supporters wish to see a serious redevelopment of Previous Trafford with expanded capability and far improved amenities. They want reassurance that this can now occur and (to) be absolutely engaged in its design and supply.”
The PA information company has contacted United for a response.