Thursday, March 23, 2023

Manchester United CEO meets fans in pub and talks “nightmare” season

Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold met with supporters at a pub to talk about last season’s “nightmare” and what the club is doing to improve various aspects.

A group of United supporters were reportedly planning to protest outside the 51-year-old’s home, however, after news of the plans got back to him, Arnold decided to meet with supporters at a local pub to talk him through. were supposed. Anger at the condition of the club.

United finished the Premier League season with their worst total of all time and conceded their highest number of goals since the start of the competition in 1992.

There are no signings yet this summer, and while the window has only been open for over a week, supporters’ disappointment stems from the business their rivals are doing.

Manchester City'S Erling Haaland
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland

They are the top two teams in Europe right now, but they are still improving. United fans will almost always place the blame on the Glazer family’s doorstep.

The club’s owners have had Ed Woodward in charge for the better part of the last decade, and United have consistently wasted money through poor signings, or not properly funding their managers.

After buying fans a few drinks at the pub, Arnold sat down in a beer garden to listen to their thoughts and explain the various areas the club is trying to improve. a fan recorded part of the conversation.

Arnold shared the sentiment of United’s poor handling of the transfer window, saying: “We’ve spent a billion pounds on players, we’ve spent more than anyone in Europe.

“I’m not thrilled with where we are, it doesn’t sit easy with me.” he said. “But what’s happened is that we’ve burned the f**king through cash.”

“You can’t go to our training ground and say ‘By the way, show me where that billion pounds is’ because I don’t think we’ve done well with the money we’ve spent historically.

“I’m not here to defend Joel (Glazer) or the shareholders, they can speak for themselves.”

Arnold noted that the club needs investors to make progress in terms of facilities, but ensures there is money to spend this summer for Erik ten Haag and John Murtaugh.

“This summer, the money managers and directors of football want are there.

Eric Ten Haig And John Murtaugh At Old Trafford
Eric ten Haig and John Murtaugh at Old Trafford

“For the foreseeable future, to do a £250million training ground, to invest in a new stadium and stuff like that, we have to do something, we have to get investors into it.

I need to do what I want for the club, I must have more cash than I do now.

“No club in the world has enough money to build a new stadium without meeting someone. You either borrow it or someone invests it.”

With supporters against the Glazers, Arnold spoke out over the situation, reportedly admitting that protests against him would continue, but adding that if ownership were to change, the parties would see the club in good standing. Will happen; However, he also said that the previous campaign was a ‘nightmare’ for him as well.

“The money came from somewhere and you might not like our current owners, I can’t help it, but if you want someone else to come, they have to look and say ‘Okay, their fans are going to the club. Like, they love the team’, that’s positive.

“Looking back on last year, it was a**kings nightmare. It was a nightmare, I was hating every game.”

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