Man United Owners Name Asking Price to Sell The Premier League club

Man United Owners Name Asking Price to Sell The Premier League club, Babajide Orevba
April 26, 2021 at 7:50 AM

- Man United have in the recent days come under increasing scrutiny over their role in the European Super League

- United were among a number of clubs who had signed up for the controversial tournament

- The breakaway plot prompted outrage from millions of fans, forcing the respective clubs to rescind the decision

Man United owners, The Glazers, would reportedly want a huge £4billion in order to sell the Premier League club.

The Glazers have come under immense scrutiny in recent days following United's association with the controversial European Super League.

It is understood the Red Devils were heavily involved in the formation of the tournament which was projected to rival UEFA Champions League.

Man United Owners Name Asking Price to Sell The Premier League club
Man United supporters have been protesting against the club's owners. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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The plot, which saw several other elite clubs including Real Madrid, Juventus, Man City, Chelsea, and Arsenal sign up sparked global outrage, forcing the teams to withdraw from the arrangement.

However, this has not calmed the nerves of some fans, with those drawn from United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal staging protests against their respective clubs' hierarchy.

The backlash forced Red Devils co-chairman Joel Glazer to pen an open letter to club supporters, apologising for the team's involvement in the Super League.

But that appeared not to be enough, with supporters staging protests at Man United's entrances to the training base demanding The Glazers to sell up.

Metro UK now reports the Florida-based family is exploring the option of backing out and sell the club.

It is believed the family is looking at £4billion from anyone interested.

It has been suggested the massive figure is what the Glazers would have expected to earn if the Super League plot succeeded.

In justifying the price tag, it was gathered that the family feels it is fair due to the club's "unique heritage" and "commercial pulling power."

Whereas it would be a tall order to find a potential buyer for that much, it is expected the development will see a number of potential suitors queue up for a possible bargain.

The Glazers have been United owners for close to 15 years now, having purchased the club in 2005 for £790million.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has assured that all 12 clubs which announced a breakaway Super League will be punished severely, further branding three of the clubs 'Flat-Earthers'.

In his reaction, Ceferin also hinted that the so called ‘Bix Six’ Premier League teams might get reduced punishment for pulling out first.

Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all withdrew from the competition following uproar by fans of the respective clubs.

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Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.