Manchester United fans are furious with the news emerging that the club has approved shareholder dividends that will pay Malcolm Glazera s six children A?15a million a year.

A day after having announced a A?38m drop (8.8%) drop in the revenue due to absence from Champions League football last season, United have shocked their fans by approving a regular quarterly cash payout of dividend, their first since they floated on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.

The late Glazera s children own about 80% of more than 160 million shares of Manchester United and each of them will gain 2.5m GBP per year.

The Manchester United Supportera s Trust have heavily criticized the move from the club in a statement. They said:

a Profits from the club should go back into it.a

a The Glazer family have already cost us A?1bn in interest payments. a They are sitting on an asset worth A?2bn, which still has debts of over A?400m, yet are now milking it for even more. How greedy can you get?a

Reacting to the news, United fans expressed their anger on twitter: