Manchester United have issued an official response after videos emerged online of chief executive Richard Arnold discussing club matters with fans at a pub.
Footage taken on camera phones showed Arnold talking to disgruntled supporters about several Man Utd issues.
A group of fans had planned to protest against the Glazers’ ownership among other problems outside Arnold’s house, but the CEO instead took them to a pub to talk things over.
Arnold seemingly didn’t know he was being filmed and Man Utd have released a statement on the subject.
“Richard heard that a group of fans had gathered in a pub near his house,” a club spokesperson said.
“He went to meet them, bought them all a drink, listened to their views, and explained what the club is doing to deliver success on the pitch, improve the stadium, and strengthen engagement with fans.”
Man Utd’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong was one of several subjects which were caught on camera, with Arnold insisting that money is ‘not a consideration’ when it comes to their transfer plans this summer.
Other topics included previous transfer windows in which Arnold admits he is ‘not thrilled’ about the club’s position having spent around £1bn in the market.