With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and speculation rife over his replacement, you may not have noticed some other very important news about the club.
Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) has submitted an application to Trafford Council for Old Trafford to be listed as an “Asset of Community Value” under the Localism Act.
MUST has a massive membership of over 190,000 members.
It is this type of local activism, by the fans, for the fans, that Labour Friends of Football is delighted to support. For us, anything that gives fans that care about their club some power, that can be exercised sustainably, is positive.
We hope many more fans groups do the same, and we understand that it is already happening at other clubs.