Man United fans warn the Glazers will cause 'chaos and disruption'

Manchester United Supporters Trust warn the Glazer family that they will cause ‘chaos and disruption’ if they refuse to sell the English giants

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The Glazer family have been warned they will cause further ‘chaos and disruption’ if the deeply unpopular owners of Manchester United refuse to sell the club.

The Mail on Sunday reported that the Glazers were set to take United off the market in a blow to supporters who are desperate to see the back of the Americans.

It is thought neither Sheikh Jassim nor Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who are the only two bidders in the race to buy United, have been informed of any change.

Both bids were around the £5bn mark, some way short of the Glazers’ valuation, and the Americans are believed to be considering waiting until 2025, when they claim they can get up to £10bn for the club.

Fans have grown increasingly frustrated over the takeover process, launched in November, and the lack of clarity coming from United and the Glazer family. Many are fearful the Glazers, who have not put a penny of their own money into United since their controversial purchase in 2005, will remain in charge.

Manchester United Supporters Trust have urged the club to ‘make a clear public statement about the status of the process and the intentions of the owners’

Mail Sport revealed that the Glazers plan to take Manchester United off the market after failing to receive a bid matching their valuation of £10billion

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe (left) and Qatari Sheikh Jassim (right) were the two front-runners in the process to take ownership of the club prior to recent developments

In an update to its members, seen by Mail Sport, the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) urged the club to ‘make a clear public statement about the status of the process and the intentions of the owners’.

‘And if they are intending to remain as owners they must be made aware of the negative reaction that news is going to create and the continued chaos and disruption that their ownership will continue to elicit,’ MUST said.

‘Aside from that, there are a whole series of big questions they would need to answer: What is their plan to invest in United? Just what has the last nine months achieved?

‘What costs have been incurred in this process? Are those costs being met by the Glazer family, or by the club itself?

‘All in all, it’s been a process typical of their ownership of the club. Slow, opaque and increasingly looking like having a “worst case scenario” outcome.’

United fans have continued to protest against the Glazers – demanding a ‘full sale only’ – and staged an hour-long sit in after the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest last month. Further demonstrations are likely in the coming weeks.

‘Our message is clear though: the club is in clear need of investment, and it is plain that the Glazers cannot or will not provide this,’ MUST added.

‘With good offers on the table, it’s time for the Glazers to go.’


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