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Singing Section; Paul Scholes dedicated signed shirts; The Magnificent 7s - Georgie; Europa League..

11 04 2014

An update on the name personalised signed Paul Scholes shirts - more than half have now been sold. The date of the signing has been rescheduled to 23rd April (Paul is on holiday prior to that) so orders will close on 21st April.  

 Singing section to be made permanent

Singing Section made permanent

The club have announced that the Singing Section will be permanent starting next season and will be located in blocks N2401 and N2402 in the North-East Quadrant, which accounts for roughly 1,600 seats. Although MUST supported the concept of a singing section we have not been involved in the discussions and we do not support the compulsory relocation of long standing season ticket holders in those sections. Relocation of away fans would seem a preferable solution but without having independent access to information we're not in a position to be able to argue for an alternative solution.

Club announcement here:
http://bit.ly/1iDgFRx

Paul Scholes Dedicated Signed shirt - deadline April 14th
The legend that is Paul Scholes rarely does signings etc but he's agreed to do name dedicated signings as a one off

Paul Scholes to sign name dedicated shirts - 10 days to order yours
The legend that is Paul Scholes rarely does signings etc but he's agreed to do name dedicated signings as a one off so if you want one this could be your only chance. The signing date is 23rd April so orders need to be received no later than 21st April. Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/1jQJgYG

Paul Scholes Dedicated Signed shirt - deadline April 21st

 

Europa League

Europa League ticket price and ACS campaign victory

We understand that our campaign for concessions on Europa League ticketing, should we qualify, has been successful. The importance of this decision is that it shows the club will listen to fans when lobbied by MUST. That is progress!

Although the club have made no official announcement we've been informed that anyone calling the ticket office to purchase a season ticket is being told that:

Tickets will be 25% discounted for any qualifiers and group stage games, and will also not be part of the ACS.

Season Ticket holders can opt out of Europa League and/ or League cup on a season long basis or match by match.

However you will still need to buy tickets for these games if you wish to be able to apply for away games. 

THE MAGNIFICENT 7s limited edition series - number 1 - George BestHow your print will be packaged.

THE MAGNIFICENT 7s limited edition series - number 1 - George Best

Absolutely bloody gorgeous Georgie!

The Magnificent 7s -  limited edition prints - only 77 copies for each player will ever be produced, exclusively for MUST.

"When I'm gone people will forget all the rubbish and all that will be remembered will be the football. That'll do for me."

Full details and to order click here:
http://bit.ly/1mNkgzs

The artist, Justin Eagleton presenting his portrait of George Best to George's son, Calum

 

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MUST Lottery - how to play

Support the MUST Lottery and win shirts signed by Wayne Rooney or Bobby Charlton, £25,000 jackpot

This week you will win a shirt signed by Wayne Rooney if you match 4 numbers or £25,000 if you match 5 - . Entry cut off is 5pm every Friday - www.MUSTLottery.com

Click here to read  what the MUST Lottery is raising money for and please ask your United friends to play it too

Play today and be entered into the April free new players draw for a signed Sir Bobby Charlton shirt

MUST Lottery

 

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Latest MUST news United vs Bayern Munich tonight - 1st April 2014

01 04 2014

Hope we're all looking forward to a special night at OT tonight - no fear - let's go for it

 MUFC rabbit vs Bayern Wolf

Raise the roof tonight - United v Bayern 
If you're at Old Trafford tonight let's raise the roof and, whatever the score, lets support the lads till the final minute and make it a night for United fans to be proud of our performance. Send us a pic from your block - see link below

Wherever you're watching - send us a photo? Whether you're at OT tonight or watching the game with other Reds in your local - no matter where in the world -share it with us - click here to share details and pictures

And just to get you warmed up for tonight check out this inspiring MUFC vs Bayern video montage from @aditya_reds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0wyf7onwjE
 

Paul Scholes Dedicated Signed shirt - deadline April 14th
The legend that is Paul Scholes rarely does signings etc but he's agreed to do name dedicated signings as a one off

Paul Scholes to sign name dedicated shirts - 14 days to order yours
The legend that is Paul Scholes rarely does signings etc but he's agreed to do name dedicated signings as a one off so if you want one this could be your best chance. Signing date is 15th April TBC so orders need to be received by 14th at latest. More info and pre-order here: http://bit.ly/1jQJgYG

Paul Scholes Dedicated Signed shirt - deadline April 14th

 

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Reports - Class of 92 to lead takeover of Manchester United?
We were sceptical about this story and have since had it confirmed by several sources that it is not true - at least not at this point. However it was a good opportunity to outline a better ownership model for MUFC. Many fans would find the idea of the Class of 92 fronting a takeover of MUFC, ideally with a significant fan stake similar to Bayern Munich, a mouth watering prospect. We hope this might whet the lads appetite.

MUST response to Class of 92 Manchester United takeover story - release us from Glazers’ shackles
http://bit.ly/1ftCqkj

 

THE MAGNIFICENT 7s limited edition series - number 1 - George Best

THE MAGNIFICENT 7s limited edition series - number 1 - George Best

Check out these superb limited edition prints - only 77 will ever be produced, and exclusively for MUST. Absolutely bloody gorgeous Georgie!

Full details and to order click here:
http://bit.ly/1mNkgzs

 

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MUST Lottery - how to play

Support the MUST Lottery (UK ONLY) and win shirts sigend by RVP, Bobby Charlton, £25,000 jackpot

This week you will win a shirt signed by Robin Van Persie if you match 4 numbers or £25,000 if you match 5 www.MUSTLottery.com

Click here to read  what the MUST Lottery is raising money for and please ask your United friends to play it too.

Play today and be entered into the April free new players draw for a signed Sir Bobby Charlton shirt

MUST Lottery

 

No plans to sell Old Trafford name

Old Trafford will not be renamed The Nike Bowl!

Despite rumours to the contrary, and let's face it this sounds like a bad April Fool's joke, we do not believe that Old Trafford is about to be renamed the Nike Bowl or anything similar. Why would Nike want to pay to be on the receiving end of hatred and vitriol from millions of MUFC supporters around the world? 

Story here on ESPN: No plans to sell Old Trafford name

 

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Where are you watching the game tonight ?

01 04 2014

Where are ya?

Not at Old Trafford tonight? Tweet/Facebook us a picture of yourself at the bar/venue you are in to watch the game in any where around the world to

If you are at Old Trafford tonight: Tweet/Facebook us a picture from your block and state which block you are in.

Tweet to: @MU_ST 

Post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUST

Make sure you include your OT block or the bar/venue's name and address.

Video by @aditya_reds

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MUST response to Class of 92 Manchester United takeover story - release us from Glazers’ shackles

27 03 2014

In response to the story in The Sun today that the "Class of 92" are formulating a takeover bid for Manchester United MUST responded with the media release below.

MUST response received good coverage from several outlets including The Independent and Daily Mail:

Manchester United supporters 'sceptical' of 'Class of 92' takeover reports, but admit story has sparked interest ind.pn/1m99seg

United need to be released from the Glazers' shackles, insists supporters trust chief Drasdo after club deny rumours of £2bn takeover by Beckham and Qatari royal family dailym.ai/P7rLFB

Class of 92 takeover of Manchester United?
Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of the 200,000 strong Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) said:

"Whether or not there is any truth in the story of a possible takeover of Manchester United, and we remain sceptical at this stage, it has certainly sparked interest amongst United fans. Undoubtedly the majority of fans would like to see a better ownership model which put the club and fans first rather than the profits of private owners.

As with the fans these special players have MUFC running through their veins so you can understand why fans would warm to the idea of working together with them on a better ownership model for United.

Gary Neville has recently voiced his admiration for the Bayern Munich structure and that is also similar to the model which MUST would like to see too. Munich benefit from shared ownership between fans and commercial investors with people with real football backgrounds in positions of power alongside the best professional executives. That combination is potent and has turned Bayern Munich into the powerhouse we see today.

Like Munich, United don't need a Sugar Daddy. We just need to be released from the shackles of the Glazer ownership and allowed to reinvest Manchester United's own massive revenues for the benefit of the club and fans.

Sir Matt Busby always saw Manchester United like a family with the owners, board, players and fans all working together. That is very much our vision too. We'd like to see every Manchester United fan in the world able to own a stake in, and contribute to, their own football club.

The Glazers will sell at some point and that time may be fast approaching as they realise that the model which worked so well for them under Sir Alex is not sustainable now. If we want to compete with our main rivals domestically and in Europe we'll need to match their investment over the long term and that will squeeze profits and therefore bring the valuation down.

They must be looking at a possible exit so now is the time for the global fanbase to come together. We're encouraging every United fan across the globe to register with MUST through our website - www.joinmust.org - so they can be part of any future plans involving supporters."


Paul Scholes Dedicated Signed shirt - deadline April 14th


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Duncan Drasdo, MUST chief executive
Twitter: @Drasdo
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MUST is the independent Manchester United Supporters' Trust, a not-for-profit organisation with 203,000 members stretching around the world

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Manchester United FC owned by the fans and run for the fans.

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To create the opportunity for all United fans to share in the ownership of their club, inspiring the participation of at least one million supporters.

MUST is the independent Manchester United Supporters' Trust, a not-for-profit organisation and an Industrial and Provident Society registered with the Financial Services Authority (30024R) under the name I-MUST Limited with offices at MUST, 18 Sir Matt Busby Way, MANCHESTER M16 0QG

 

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The Psychology of a Football Fan

25 03 2014

United Fan Dave Cleaver writes a piece for MUST about being a football fan . Give it a read on the link below

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