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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel speaks out against the anti-Glazer movement

Speaking to CBS Sports (h/t The Daily Mail), Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel has attacked the fans who broke into Old Trafford as ‘idiots and troublemakers’.

Incredible scenes preceded our kick-off against Liverpool yesterday where thousands of fans gathered outside the Theatre of Dreams to protest against the Glazers’ ownership of the club.

What started out as a protest against the European Super League has reopened old wounds. The Glazers have never been popular since their take over in 2005 and the fans have had enough.

Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel has attacked the fans who broke into Old Trafford as 'idiots and troublemakers'.
Glazers have never been particularly liked at Old Trafford.

While the likes of Gary Neville and Roy Keane have voiced their support for the protestors, Schmeichel, an ambassador for United, has opted to go the other way.

The Dane went on to claim that those who stormed the stadium were not loyal members of the fanbase.

“I don’t think the die-hard fans were the ones inside the stadium. I think they are idiots, troublemakers. None of them will remember the good times. Some of them weren’t even born when the Glazers took over the club.”

Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel has attacked the fans who broke into Old Trafford as 'idiots and troublemakers'.
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Schmeichel claims that there are better ways of voicing one’s opinion and that ‘true fans’ of the club will be keen to do just that.

“The die-hard fans, the true fans, keep voicing your opinions, but keep it at a proper level. Don’t be stupid about it. Don’t demand something which is unrealistic. Keep up the pressure, keep up the ideas.”

The Dane goes on to claim that the sport as a whole is currently at a crossroads. What happens next remains to be seen.

“There is this incredible opportunity now to change direction. Something that I think it has needed for a long, long, long time.”

Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel has attacked the fans who broke into Old Trafford as 'idiots and troublemakers'.
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To an extent, we feel Schmeichel has a point, only because the unsavoury moments threaten to override what is largely a very peaceful protest.

United in a statement today claimed that some fans did indulge in violence in the Old Trafford premises. This, if anything, does nothing but give more ammo to those looking to downplay our efforts.

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