First the Green and Gold Campaign and now the Red Knights Revolution. After a day of intense media interest in the revelations of the Red Knights group the membership of MUST – the Manchester United Supporters Trust – hit a new high last night and the growth shows no signs of slowing down.
Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of MUST commented:
"Following the Red Knights revelation and the call for all United supporters to come together and demonstrate their support for change of ownership by joining the free online membership of MUST there has been an incredible uptake. A month ago prior to the publication of the bond prospectus MUST membership stood at 36,000 members. Last night that figure had doubled to an amazing 78,000 members – now bigger than Old Trafford itself."
"The majority of that growth has come in the last 24 hours and with a membership counter ticking over on the website it has generated huge interest. The membership counter has even developed its own fan club on Facebook and discussion boards with a running commentary following each update of the figures."
"MUST has set an initial, highly ambitious goal of growing to 100,000 members. An incredible first 24 hours means we are well on our way and we are now appealing to the millions of United supporters around the world to come together, join the free online campaign membership on the MUST website (www.joinmust.org) and show the Red Knights there is a passionate desire to see a better ownership model for Manchester United."
MUST, Trafford House, Chester Road, Stretford, MANCHESTER M32 0RS
Office: 0161 872 3300