The Glazer family are willing to sell a minority stake at Manchester United, according to reports.
Bloomberg published an exclusive this afternoon claiming the United owners have held preliminary discussions about the possibility of bringing in a new investor – but this could also be an early sign that they are ready to sell the club, like a recent report from The Independent suggests.
We know that pressure is mounting on the Glazer family after running an exclusive on Monday amid interest from a New York investment fund. It doesn’t help that the team is underperforming but the reality of the situation is, United fans weren’t ever happy with the Glazers – not even when Sir Alex Ferguson was winning league titles or in 2008 when the Reds won the double.
However, the report from Bloomberg states that the Glazers are at least entertaining the idea of a significant change at board level. It claims they are not yet willing to cede control entirely, but it is believed they are open to selling a minority stake in the club.
That could be an early sign that this could be the beginning of the end for them at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag’s side have lost the first two games of the season and take on last season’s runners-up Liverpool on Monday night. The Scousers haven’t had the best of starts either – drawing their first two games – but United’s concerns run deeper because of the Glazer family.
These owners are the route to all our problems, although I’m eager to learn more about the investors reportedly interested.