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Supporters' group protect Old Trafford

icon nofans24 September ~ The Glazer family have given up their opposition to the Manchester United Supporters Trust's (MUST) listing of Old Trafford as an Asset of Community Value. Trafford Council have received written confirmation that the club's solicitors are dropping the appeal, meaning the stadium's listing will stand and any sale must happen with the knowledge of the supporters' group.

MUST chief executive Duncan Drasdo said: "We were always very confident of our case having taken pro bono advice from the top law firms in the UK. We've previously successfully challenged on several other issues including an appeal to the Office of Fair Trading over the Season Ticket terms and conditions (then amended) and also some aspects of the Automatic Cup Scheme. This shows that supporters, when they are well advised and well organised by their supporters' trust, can win even against owners with far greater resources and with the Club machine at their disposal."

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