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Gill given rough ride by anti-Glazer supporter

Manchester United chief executive David Gill got involved in a terse exchange with a fan during a visit to Birmingham University as the simmering anger over the Glazer ownership at Old Trafford rumbled on, reports the Daily Mail. The row began when Gill was approached after a question-and-answer session about football finances and was asked to explain comments he put his name to when United were attempting to turn the Glazers' takeover bids down in 2004.

At the time it was felt the Glazers' business plan was too 'aggressive' and could put United at risk if targets were not met.

The words made little difference to the eventual outcome and, to the surprise of many, Gill continued as chief executive, a post he has held since 2003.

However, with annoyance intensifying over a debt Gill maintains is £360million, as opposed to the £700million sum that is claimed - a figure that includes debt levied against the Glazer family themselves, an agitated fan made his move on Gill, raising a series of questions during a feisty two-minute exchange.

Although Gill attempted to put across his stance, his assessment of the situation was repeatedly questioned.

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