​Souness defends Glazers after Man Utd protests: Their anger is misdirected...

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Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness defended the Glazer family who own Manchester United.

Sunday saw many United supporters protesting the Glazers, with their protests resulting in fans invading Old Trafford and causing a postponement of the game against Liverpool.

There are no details on when the Premier League fixture will be played.

Speaking about the protests during Sky Sports' coverage for the game, Souness said: "I don't think it will (have an impact). The Glazers, since Fergie retired, have given successive managers over a billion pound to spend.

"I think it's £719million net spend over the eight years. I think it's born out of United not being top dogs as much as what happened last week, I think that's another excuse to have a go at them.

"These are serious, serious business people, I don't think this will impact on their thoughts. I really don't."

He added: "We live in a country where you can demonstrate, you can vent your feelings, you're allowed to do it, but I still don't see it impacting on the Glazers one little bit.

"If you think you can bring serious pressure to serious business people who live 3,000 miles away, across the Atlantic, that it will drive them to accept a discounted offer for Manchester United, that will not happen.

"They've had to put collateral in, you don't just go to the bank and say I want to buy Manchester United, I'll need £500million or however much it costs to buy, without committing some sort of collateral.

"They've risked things to buy Manchester United, since then, they've given successive managers fortunes to spend.

"It's only since Fergie stopped that the success has stopped and I think that irritates supporters and they have become the focus of their anger. I think it's slightly misdirected."