Manchester United could receive investment from Dubai for a whopping fee of $10.6 billion.
Speculation has circulated media today regarding who will end up in charge of the Red Devils after the Glazer family officially announced their intentions to sell the club after a 17-year reign.
Their reputation amongst the Old Trafford faithful soon deteriorated following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, when supporters noted the lack of investment from the Americans compared to that of other clubs.
The ‘anti-Glazer’ movement quickly grew across social media and at matches; scarves and chants were always visible and heard during every United game, and one protest was so popular it had one of the biggest games in England called off; United vs Liverpool.
According to Arabian Business, investors from Dubai are likely to add their names to the list of interested buyers.
If a deal was to be agreed, the Reds would join both Manchester City and Newcastle United in being the Premier League sides with owners from the Middle East.
Whilst this option is expected to give the club significant financial backing, sportswashing is already far too prevalent in football today and even more so with the current World Cup happening in Qatar, where players and fans are not allowed to wear anything even remotely rainbow-coloured in order to “respect” the country’s strict LGBT laws.
This season, Newcastle have a kit in the colours of Saudi Arabia. This strips all elements of authenticity from a team and is something that absolutely cannot happen at United.
There are ways for Erik ten Hag to be financially backed and supported by new owners that don’t include oil money.