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‘Fair play to Arnold’ – Carragher reacts to new Man Utd CEO meeting fans

Manchester United are going through an aggressive rebuilding phase following the departures of many of the people at the top of the structural hierarchy since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.

Ed Woodward, the former CEO, was chief among them and his replacement, Richard Arnold, made the news last weekend after addressing some Manchester United supporters over their grievances with the club. The supporters had planned a peaceful protest and were close to Arnold’s house before the new CEO made the decision to meet them directly and have a word with them at a nearby pub.

The meeting was filmed without Arnold’s consent and varied reactions followed on Twitter. Chief among them was ex-player and pundit, Jamie Carragher.

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Here are some the reactions:

 

The reactions from most fans on Twitter was overwhelmingly positive but there was the odd tweeter suggesting that the new CEO was only a puppet of the Glazer family. The Glazer family, who own Manchester United, are extremely among the Manchester United fan base. The tension escalated last year when a protest was held prior to a league game against Liverpool, with supporters entering Old Trafford to let their displeasure be known, following the failed attempt at creating a European Super League.

Since the leaked video, there have been reports suggesting that Arnold was not happy to learn that his conversations with the fans was being recorded but the club aren’t likely to take any action as Arnold was aware that this was a possibility. Manchester United have a big summer ahead under new manager, Erik ten Hag. They are yet to make a new signing but there’s still time. Arnold’s role going forward will be zoned in by the media and fans going forward with most believing that he has made a good start.

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