Back in 1998, the club angered fans by making a slight change to the United badge, they took off the words ‘Football Club’. This upset fans because they felt their football club was turning into a ‘business’ and a ‘brand’ rather than a professional sports team.
United’s Vice Chairman, Edward Woodward, has been speaking to the Glazer family about the possibility of reversing that change.
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Whilst speaking to the Sunday papers, he said:
“I didn’t like that change of badge.
“(Joint-chairman) Joel (Glazer) didn’t like that change. We will look at that and have a think about that.
“We are a football club, not a business.
“I described it to our staff that we are a 135-year-old club and that’s what you have to remember. We are a football club, a club with a capital C.
“Strapped to that is a commercial business that’s going to fund a lot of the player purchases going forward here and we have to be supportive of both.
“We’ve got to make sure they co-exist together but don’t impact each other and that’s where we are trying to balance it.”
Woodward has been in the limelight a fair bit this week, after flying back home to address ‘urgent transfer business’ that is widely thought to be an attempt to bring Cesc Fabregas to the club.