Kieran Maguire shares 'appalling' Man United verdict as he slams 'mice, rain, no Wi-Fi'
Man United have waited so long to renovate Old Trafford because they hoped that Project Big Picture or the European Super League would finance it.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively as United prepare for the return of fans next season.
In an open letter to supporters earlier in May, Joel Glazer wrote that the club plan to “significantly increase investment in Old Trafford.”
The Glazer family are accused of allowing the stadium to fall into disrepair, with a leaking roof and rodent infestation among the most common complaints.
Maguire slated the facilities at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and said that the owners have now realised that funding a revamp is necessary.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Man United have fans dotted all over the world and it’s no secret that they like to look to the mothership.
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“It’s a status symbol and this is why they are suffering a bit at the moment. There are so many problems. There’s mice, rain, no wi-fi, appalling concourses.
“But United’s aim was to use the central fund from either Project Big Picture or the Super League to effectively pay for infrastructure costs at the club.
“I think they’ve now realised that they can’t get someone else to do it so they are going to have to pay for it themselves.”
The relationship between fans and owners at United has been stretched to breaking point this season.
The aborted European Super League plot has resulted in protests and various other forms of collective action against the Glazers.