Reports suggest the Glazer family are undecided about whether to accept a full sale of Manchester United or partial investment.
According to ESPN, some members of the Glazer family believe that the value of the club could skyrocket if Erik ten Hag can bring success on the pitch.
The Glazers completed their leveraged takeover of Manchester United in 2005 and for years their controversy ownership model didn’t seem to have any impact on the pitch because Sir Alex Ferguson had the ability to build successful teams on limited budgets.
Remember Ferguson’s ‘no value in the market’ comments that he regular uttered post-2005?
When Ferguson retired, United suffered on the pitch and the Glazer family continued to milk the club as their commercial cash cow. It sounds like some members of the ownership group feel that Ten Hag could single-handedly increase the value of the club from £7bn to £10bn over time.
The report from ESPN adds that Joel and Avram Glazer would be keen to retain control of the club if they can but that other family members believe now is the right time to sell.
As fans, the last thing we want to see is partial investment. For 17-years we’ve wanted the Glazers out.