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By Simon Evans MANCHESTER, England, May 3 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s leading fan group has called on the club’s American owners to open a share scheme to allow supporters to buy out the Glazer family’s shares in the club. The statement from the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) was issued after fan protests led to Sunday’s match against Liverpool being postponed. In an open letter to club co-chairman Joel Glazer, MUST called on Glazer to “put in place a share scheme that is accessible to all and that has shares with the same voting rights as those held by the Glazer family”. […] United were bought by Malcolm Glazer in 2005 and faced opposition from fans from the outset, with the leveraged nature of the deal the focus of criticism. […] The four-point plan also called on the club to engage with the British government’s review of the sport’s governance and “use this as an opportunity to rebalance the current ownership structure in the favour of supporters”.
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