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05/04/2019

M.U.S.T action on behalf of MUFC fans in last 3 months

What has M.U.S.T been doing in the last 3 months? Well, in the short time since Ole was appointed as our interim manager amongst other things we have:

  • Challenged and lobbied for UEFA to act on ticket prices for away matches in Europe – Barcelona price was subsequently reduced and further announcements from UEFA appear to be imminent. We need to keep pushing

  • Identified and raised concerns over supporter safety risks at Barcelona and now working with the club to ensure necessary arrangements & support

  • Met with the FA (as part of a FSFdelegation) to press for further changes to Wembley FA Cup pricing

  • Signed up to Juan’s Common Goal charity to which we now donate 1% of all membership fees that we receive as well as funds raised through player shirt signings

  • Operated a match-day Foodbank to support those in need in the South Manchester area.​
  • ​Pressed the club to address European away match ticket balloting issues for 2019/20, including the preferential allocation given to Thomas Cook travel. A working group is being set up with club staff and fans forum reps including MUST to look at this.
  • Provided personal advice and support to fans through our new Independent Supporter Liaison Officer (ISLO) service, including help and advice on domestic & European ballots and personal appeals on club disciplinary sanctions

  • The retention of the Premier League £30 away ticket price cap achieved through previous collective campaigning by M.U.S.T and other club Supporter Trusts which will save United's away supporters c. £4 MILLION!

  • Welcomed the continued Season Ticket price freeze that was introduced in 2012 after long term MUST lobbying.

  • Challenged Arsenal and the FA on our reduced allocation at the Emirates and now making the case to prevent future occurrences 


And of coursewe have just welcomed Ole’s permanent appointment while calling on the club to back him financially and to appoint and empower a Director of Football to work with him.

And over the next few weeks we will be:

  • Engaging with the club and others on any issues relating to our remaining Champions League matches (hopefully up to the Final!)

  • Further lobbying and actions on our current campaigns and issues

  • Preparing and publishing a comprehensive end of season supporters survey to inform our priorities for next season

If you appreciate what we have been doing please show your support for your fan organisation and join M.U.S.T. You can join as a Match Going Member for only £5 or a Full Member for just £15. Once you are signed up we can keep you fully engaged and informed.

Go to join.imust.org.uk where you can read more about our work and JOIN.

 
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