Manchester United and Liverpool legends backed the fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed Sunday’s Premier League showdown between the two rivals.
Hundreds of United supporters gathered outside Old Trafford hours before the 5.30pm kickoff to show their disgust at the club’s United States-based owners – the Glazers.
Around 200 forced their way into the stadium, onto the pitch, set off flares, damaged sections of the pitch and waved anti-Glazer banners, after the owners’ leading role in the recent failed European Super League plot.
And former United captains Gary Neville and Roy Keane both rallied behind the angry supporters.
Neville told Sky Sports: “I think it's a warning to the owners that the fans aren’t going to accept what they have done
“You look at the club now. This stadium, if you go behind the scenes, is rusty and rotting. The training ground is probably now not even in the top five in this country. They haven’t got to a Champions League semifinal for 10 years and haven’t won the league for eight years.”
Keane adds: “They’re doing this because they love the club. It’s not just the last few weeks and the Super League, it’s been building for years. The leadership hasn’t been good.”
Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, whose former club was also involved in the ESL breakaway plans joined his former opponents.
He says: “Do we want fans storming stadiums left right and centre and getting games called off? No we don’t.
“But I’m not going to sit here and criticise Man Utd fans. I think it’s a good thing, protesting not being happy at what’s happened at the club.”