Further protests from Manchester United fans could force the Glazer family to finally sell the club. 

That’s according to former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about last weekend’s scenes at Old Trafford.

Some Red Devils fans broke onto the Old Trafford playing surface just hours before their side was due to face Liverpool.

The game was called off and rearranged as the fans made their feelings towards the ownership known.

The Glazers have been heavily criticised for their role in the failed European Super League plans.

This week, Joel Glazer released a statement promising improved communication between the club and fans.

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When asked if further protests could force the Glazers into a sale, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “I would think so.

“It’s only natural. We’ve seen protests before but to actually break into the stadium and let off flares and cancel a game.

“It shows you what it means to the fans. It stems beyond just this season. They’ve seen enough, they want to see change.

“Only time will tell. These people are businessmen and they don’t really care what the supporters think.

“More protests? I hope we don’t see it but you have to take notice and hope we don’t see similar scenes.

“Let’s hope common sense prevails.”

Manchester United’s game with Liverpool has been rearranged for May 13.

This means the Red Devils face a gruelling schedule of three Premier League games in five days starting with Sunday’s trip to Villa Park.

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