Last updated : 10 December 2004 By Editor
Shareholders United, the Manchester United Supporters' Trust, has launched a special Christmas recruitment drive, urging fans to buy United shares for all their friends and family via a special website

As the United team flew back from their match in the seasonally-appropriate
Turkey, SU vowed to give Glazer a stuffing by stepping up their campaign to get 25% of the Club's shares in the hands of fans to block his highly-leveraged attempted takeover.

SU's membership has more than doubled to almost 20,000 since the beginning of October, when Glazer's predatory intentions were made public. Now, the group wants to get to 100,000 members – and says that the surest way of getting there fast if for fans to not only join themselves, but to give SU membership (which includes a United share) to an average of at least four friends and relatives as Christmas presents.

Special gift certificates can be bought from and in true
Christmas spirit SU is offering those who join via the special website 18 months' membership for the reduced price of just £12 (£1 for each day of Christmas). SU have a hotline too, so fans can also join over the phone by calling 0870 742 3025.

SU membership includes a United share, a highly-collectable membership
certificate, a regular glossy news magazine, the right to attend plc AGMs and a say in SU's one-member-one-vote democratic structure.

A SU spokesman said: "What better gift to put in someone's Christmas stocking than a piece of the Club they adore? Shirts are for a season, but shares are for life. Not only will fans be giving a wonderful gift that'll be forever cherished, they'll also be helping the campaign to stop Glazer snatching away our beloved United like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. We anticipate a huge response and hopefully, by making giving SU membership as a gift as simple as possible through, we can help make it a Red Christmas at Old Trafford."

SU will be holding a Christmas party for its members inside Old Trafford on 23rd December, which will be attended by some of its many celebrity Patrons.

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