Man Utd CEO Richard Arnold discusses Glazer family, club finances & transfers with fan protesters

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold met with fan protesters at a pub on Saturday afternoon in a bid to calm tensions over ongoing anger regarding the direction of the club.

A group of United fans had planned to protest outside Arnold’s house, but were intercepted by the man himself at a local pub where the group had agreed to meet beforehand. He then fielded questions, which served to defuse the situation and the protest did not go ahead.

Videos of the impromptu meeting have surfaced on Twitter, with Arnold heard to discuss a number of issues, including the Glazer family’s ownership and the status of the United’s attempts to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, among other things.

Some of those in attendance have said they are not fully satisfied with all of the responses, but Arnold, who took over from Ed Woodward in February, at least appears to have earned the respect of the protesters by facing them head on and taking questions.