Manchester United have been under the ownership of the Glazer family for the past 17 years, but in the past 24 hours it has emerged that the club has been put up for sale, with interested parties free to bid for the right to run the club.
The statement came on the same day that Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to leave Old Trafford, with the Portuguese forward leaving by mutual agreement following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan which was last week.
Here, we take a look at the latest news from a busy 24 hours in Manchester:
The architect of the Red Knights’ attempt to prise control of Manchester United away from the Glazer family 12 years ago would consider putting a consortium together to try and buy the club now it’s on the market, as revealed to The Manchester Evening News.
But Gatley-born Lord Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs boss, would only get involved if the chances of success were strong and the Glazers lowered their ‘unrealistic’ demands.
Manchester United Supporters’ Trust statement outlines demands for new owners
The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) has welcomed the Glazers’ decision to sell the club, but has warned that any prospective buyer must be committed to the club’s culture, ethos, and best traditions.
It is still early days, and there is no guarantee that any sale will go through, but the MUST believe that it is imperative that any new owner match the same values of the club.
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