Last updated : 21 January 2004 By Editor
Spokesman Oliver Houston said: "All fans' groups and fans at
our club are united in not wanting a takeover.

"A single owner or block of owners in control of our club
would not be healthy - the opportunity for scrutiny and
accountability would be lost and fans would have little
chance of ever having a say in how their club is run.

"United is a 125-year old community asset and should not be
treated like a stock market placing. Media moguls, currency
speculators, oil tycoons and the rest should take note; our
club is not for sale.

"Fans who care about United's independence must join SU now
and help build a blocking stake to prevent hostile or
unwanted bids and we very much hope that the club will aid
us in this endeavour.''