Man United fans could have a “massive” impact on the club’s bank balance if they continue to boycott its commercial partners.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after United missed out on a £200million training kit deal.
The Guardian report that MyProtein pulled out of a proposed 10-year agreement to sponsor training gear amid fears regarding a fan-led boycott.
Disenfranchised United supporters groups have called for fans to avoid buying products from the club’s sponsors in an attempt to oust the Glazer regime.
That comes after United powerbrokers attempted to lead the club into a breakaway competition, the now-scrapped European Super League.
Maguire detailed the deteriorating relations between the Glazers and supporters, claiming that the boycott could devastate United’s finances.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “If Man United fans are united, I think this could have a massive impact on the club.
“The club boasts of having over 1billion fans worldwide. But from what I’m hearing, the fans domestically and overseas have reached a tipping point.
“They [the Glazers] have been tolerated but disliked historically. I think this has pushed it even further, however.
“United fans could coordinate their response and we might see a response similar to that at Blackpool and Charlton. It could be really awkward for the Glazers.”
United recently announced its commitment to a “new era of dialogue” in the face of the protests.
But some supporters groups have already decried the statement as “empty words.”
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