Since yesterday, there have been rumors that the Glazers are leaving Manchester United and that the club is for sale. The fans were delighted with this news and they hope that it is true. The Glazer family has been under fire for a long time and the fans are planning not to attend the match against Liverpool on Monday.
It is difficult that they will be able to cope with the pressure that has been going on for a long time. United fans' protests seem to have paid off in the end. However, let's wait for the final news and information because it is possible that these are all just rumours.
One name most mentioned as the new owner of United is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire. A Ratcliffe spokesperson revealed that Jim is prepared to offer money if the club is for sale. The fact that Ratcliffe has been a United fan since childhood is also a big advantage.
"If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer. If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership. This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent.
Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city, it feels like the time is right for a reset."- his spokesperson said, as quoted by manchestereveningnews.
When Abramovich decided to sell Chelsea a few months ago, Ratcliffe was still interested; "No, we’re not interested in making money out of Chelsea," Ratcliffe said.
"Can we run that club really, really well and turn it into one of the finest clubs in Europe? That’s our ambition with Chelsea. "We make lots of money in chemicals, we don’t need to make money out of (Chelsea).
We don’t think of it as a financial asset." Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol gave an interesting analysis: "Sir Jim Ratcliffe was trying to buy Chelsea because he's a Chelsea season ticket holder, but he's actually from Greater Manchester and grew up being a Manchester United supporter.
He's a self-made billionaire and worth about £12bn. He owns and setup the fourth biggest chemical engineering business in the world. He has made no secret of his desire to own a Premier League club. He tried to buy Chelsea, coming in with a late bid. He said he had the money to be able to do the deal quickly."