Fans protested that decision and, in the years since, have continued to make their voices heard.
Joel Glazer runs the business on the day to day, with his sibling Avram also involved in some of the decision-making behind the scenes.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, and the failed European Super League plot last year, they’ve faced more calls to leave than ever before.
Yet, at the current moment in time, they seem to be committed to the cause.
Joel said last year that he and his family were sorry for trying to form a breakaway league, saying: “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.
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