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Manchester United fans waving green and yellow scarves at soccer stadium

The Red Devils will look significantly less red during tonight’s game (Image: AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Glory, Glory Man United… might be a chant many fans have relegated to the past for now.

While Manchester United have won countless trophies in the past, including the Holy Treble (Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in 1998/99, the first and so far only team in English football to achieve this). hard for the squad.

You are currently 14th in the Premier League after winning just one of their last three games.

Despite being known as the Red Devils, in tonight’s game against Southampton, fans will opt for a very different color scheme – green and yellow. What does that mean?

Why do United fans wear green and yellow?

Green and yellow are the colors of protest for Manchester United.

The green and yellow scarves are worn in protest of the Glazers’ current ownership of the club.

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The traditional red and black colors are replaced by green and yellow, a nod to the days when Manchester United were known as Newton Heath. The club was originally founded in 1878 under the name Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club and only became Manchester United in 1902.

Newton Heath played in yellow and green throughout his 24 years and the squad was filled with railway workers passionate about the game.

Fans see the green and yellow as a symbol of true love for the game and a rejection of billionaire ownership.

Who are the glaziers?

Green and yellow t-shirt with Glazers Out lettering

The Glazers have fallen out of favor with United fans (Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Glazers are the six children of American entrepreneur Malcolm Glazer: Avram, Joel, Kevin, Bryan, Darcie and Edward Glazer.

Malcolm Glazer grabbed one Controlling stake in the club in 2005 by investment company Red Football Ltd.

When he died after suffering a stroke in 2014, the majority stake he owned in Manchester United was split equally between his six children.

Joel Glaser

Joel Glazer is Malcolm Glazer’s son and one of the United owners (Image: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

In addition to United, the Glazers have long owned the NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers since Malcolm Glazer’s original purchase in 1995.

The Glazer patriarch bought the club for an NFL franchise-record fee of $192m (about £163m) before handing control over to son Bryan in the early 2000s.

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