In case Manchester United needed any further examples of the unrest current circulating the club’s fanbase as a desperately disappointing season draws to a close, fans have chosen to avoid attending Old Trafford for Wednesday night’s Premier League game with Crystal Palace.
A place in the top four and Champions League qualification still hangs in the balance for United, with a win tonight putting them a single point behind Arsenal in fourth place, but patience with Louis van Gaal’s dour football appears to have snapped for some.
United playing well. Early goal and chances for Lingard and Martial. Lots of empty seats at Old Trafford. Sign of many fans' feelings.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 20, 2016
Plenty of empty seats though. pic.twitter.com/IcYj6XBGfD
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) April 20, 2016
Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, will find such a deliberate statement of discontent from the club’s match-going fans hard to ignore, and with little to suggest that the identity of United’s manager has been resolved, the club’s board have been handed a damning image of what potentially awaits them should Van Gaal remain in charge for the final year of his contract.