United lost two of their first four Premier League games, with defeats to Tottenham and Arsenal, meaning they are yet to pick up a point away from home. Such performances inevitably add to the growing frustration around Old Trafford surrounding the Glazer family and their much-maligned 18-year ownership of the club. The American family announced in November they would seek alternative investment but as yet, any kind of takeover seems no closer than it did 10 months ago.
A lack of communication from the owners and reports that they could retain power at the club, overshadowed the summer transfer window and start to the new season. But Merson believes all involved at the club need to stop hiding behind that controversy and do what they can to improve the mood.
At the moment, it feels like everyone is hiding behind the situation with the Glazers, Merson told Sky Sports. They are in the firing line for everything it seems, but they don&apost play the game.
Of course, they could invest in the stadium but a brand new state of the art stadium isnt going to make the players play better. Turf Moor isnt nice but Burnley still do well.
Hiding behind the Glazers every time there is a defeat needs to stop. Its time for the players to stand up, be counted and get results.
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