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United and Liverpool to mob up?

Submitted by on February 22, 2010 – 9:48 amNo Comment

According to the Manchester Evening News (so it must be true, because this is the best paper in the ‘region’, according to them) United and Liverpool fans are joining forces to vent their collective frustrations against their respective American owners.

‘Key fan groups’ have been in talks about setting aside rivalries for the day when the two clubs meet at Old Trafford next month, according to the Chadderton Chronicle.

Manchester United and Liverpool fans plan to stun the football world by launching an ‘unholy alliance’ at Old Trafford next month.

In a move that until recently would have been unthinkable, United supporters and their Anfield rivals are set to put aside years of bitter hostility to launch a joint protest against their respective American owners.

M.E.N. Sport can reveal that talks between key fan groups from each side of the great divide have already taken place.

Plans to stage a joint show of strength at the March 21 game have been discussed but are still being finalised.

Any joint demonstration is expected take place in the ground with protest marches ruled out amid fears fans, unable to ignore the two club’s historic differences, would clash.

Supporters of both clubs may be encouraged to join in chants and display banners sympathising with each’s cause.

One source described the plans as “ground breaking.”

He said: “There have been talks and certain groups from both sides are up for it.

“It just shows what state football in this country is in when two of its biggest rivals are talking about joining together.”

How the proposals will be greeted by the majority of fans from both ends of the East Lancs Road is yet to be seen.

United’s Green and Gold protest against the Glazer family has won grudging support among Liverpool followers upset with their own US owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Whether or not the majority of both sets of supporters could stomach a coalition – even if it is only for one game – is unclear.

The source added: “It’s a massively sensitive issue and whether it will happen at this match, I don’t know.”

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