Avram Glazer is seen at Old Trafford for the first time in TWO YEARS after the collapse of the European Super League as the Manchester United owner watches Cristiano Ronaldo’s successful homecoming
- The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Man United proved to be the hot ticket in town
- Manchester United owner Avram Glazer was at Old Trafford to take in the game
- It is the first time he has been present at United’s stadium since August 2019
- Glazer has also not faced fans since the collapse of the European Super League
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Manchester United fans saw owner Avram Glazer at Old Trafford for the time in more than two years as he watched Cristiano Ronaldo return with two goals against Newcastle.
With Ronaldo the headline attraction having re-joined United from Juventus this summer, it was a must-have ticket and Glazer was no exception.
He last came to a United match at Old Trafford in August 2019 and it also marks the first time he has been in front of fans since the collapse of the doomed European Super League, which was foiled back in April this year.
Avram Glazer (middle) was pictured at Old Trafford for the first time in more than two years
Glazer was keen to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming having rejoined Manchester United
Back in April there were major protests to try and get rid of the Glazer family as owners
The Glazers are far from popular owners among Manchester United’s loyal supporters and protests reached new levels during proposals for the side to join a breakaway Super League.
Fans infiltrated the stadium and a match against Liverpool was eventually abandoned due to safety concerns.
When tracked down in the United States by Sky News and asked if he would apologise to fans for trying to get United into a European Super League, Glazer refused.
United were believed to be one of the driving forces among English sides in pushing ahead with plans for a Super League.
Fans protested in great numbers at United’s role in pushing for a European Super League
Chief executive Ed Woodward eventually resigned when it all collapsed while Joel Glazer, brother of Avram and a vice president of the Super League, issued an open letter to fans by way of an apology.
‘Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the great passion which football generates, and the deep loyalty our fans have for this great club,’ he wrote.
‘You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.
‘Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction.
Glazer ended his stay away from United to make sure he witnessed Ronaldo’s second debut
‘We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable throughout the pyramid for the long-term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.’
The Glazer family bought United back in 2005 for around £780million.
In that takeover United went from a debt-free club to one of the most in-debt clubs in the world as the Glazers added around £550m of debt onto the club.