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Man Utd Supporters Trust release statement after Brentford defeat

Tom Gott
MUST want fans to stick together
MUST want fans to stick together / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

The Manchester United Supporters Trust have urged supporters to hold the Glazer family accountable for Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Brentford.

The stunning result features protests from supporters towards the Glazers, who were accused of failing to back Erik ten Hag and hanging the manager out to dry with a weakened squad to start the campaign.

After the full-time whistle, MUST posted a rare statement to demand change from those in charge at Old Trafford.

"We don’t normally comment on matches but extraordinary times call for a different approach," they began.

"What we have witnessed [against Brentford] is an embarrassment - no, a humiliation - for Manchester United fans. And yet in many ways it was not a surprise. It feels like the culmination of a long-term direction of travel.

"MUST hold the owners of the Club primarily responsible for this new low in our decade of decline. Sir Alex [Ferguson] papered over the cracks, but since 2013 the consequences of our owners has been plain to see.

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"On behalf of Manchester United fans everywhere, we demand urgent and radical change. And we as fans - all of us - need to stick together. Fans unity, with one voice aimed at the owners and the club, is needed more than ever right now.

"Finally, as the fans in the ground showed, we will always support the shirts. Support the team, and defend the club. Our flag is deepest red, and we will never die."

After the game, manager Erik ten Hag admitted that he was surprised that there had not been more player sales and signings by this point in the transfer window and acknowledged the need to strengthen the squad.