Manchester United fans have wanted to see the back of the Glazer family for almost two decades and their refusal to sell has damaged their relationship with the supporters to the point of no return.
Their negligent ownership has turned the biggest football club in the world into a laughing stock and when reports emerged that boyhood Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe was submitting a bid to buy Chelsea, there were question marks as to why he wasn’t trying to purchase the club he supports.
“Don’t discount our offer!”
Sir Jim Ratcliffe tells me he’s still committed to takeover of CFC in 1st interview since £4bn bid:
*explains late move
*”angst” over club “ending up in hands of people who don’t have long term vision”
*”split allegiance” with Man Utd pic.twitter.com/D3li0tNgFh
— Dan Roan (@danroan) May 4, 2022
Footage courtesy of BBC Sport
“You know, I have a split allegiance, effectively, really. When I was in London for many many years, Chelsea I could go and watch, it was quite difficult to go and watch United,” he told BBC reporter Dan Roan when quizzed on the matter, as seen above.
“Yes, I mean, I can understand that but Manchester United is not for sale,” he added when pressed further on calls for him to buy the club he supported growing up.
The Glazer family have withstood the wrath of United fans for many years and despite supporters’ best efforts, the Florida-based dynasty has shown no signs of being ready to discuss a sale of United.