Their ownership has infuriated many Manchester United fans; however, the Glazers may be ready to sell the club.
Cynical Manchester United fans won’t be surprised to learn that the Glazers’ decision to sell the club is likely to be based on financial considerations. This suggestion is believed by Mike Owens of Saxo Markets, who said: “Manchester United share price fell significantly over the season, totaling 23% – wiping $720 million (£572 million) worth of value from their market cap.
“United’s falling share price could make the club more attractive to a potential new buyer.”
“This could be the catalyst for a change of ownership at the club in the coming years if the current owners, the Glazer family, are tempted to spend money.”
Regardless of their motivation to sell, the Glazers’ departure would be popular among the Manchester United fan base.
After the Glazer family initially took control of the club in 2005, it is widely believed that the Glazer family benefited from the services of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill in the early years of their ownership.
Without Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance on the pitch, the Glazers’ shortcomings were apparent throughout the respective tenures of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Tensions reached a boiling point in May 2021 after the Glazers’ ill-fated attempt to join the controversial European Super League. This incident sparked widespread discontent among Manchester United fans, resulting in protests on the pitch at Old Trafford and the subsequent postponement of a game against Liverpool.
Ed Woodward, the longtime frontman of the Glazers, has already left the club following the fallout from the European Super League, making this summer perhaps the ideal time for the American family to part ways with Manchester United.
Should the family decide to sell, Manchester United fans will be buoyed by the number of potential buyers who have expressed interest in buying Chelsea Football Club ahead of the completion of Todd Boehly’s takeover last month.
Erik ten Hag’s appointment as manager has already sparked optimism among Manchester United fans in the run-up to the 2022/2023 season and news of the Glazers’ departure could boost the positive aura surrounding the club following their arrival. of the Dutchman certainly accentuate.