Manchester United fans are still unsure who will be the next owners of their football club. The past 17 years have seen the Glazer family come and drain the club as a commercial cash cow.
The Glazers not only look set to make a huge profit on Manchester United, but they won’t be clearing any of the debt. At least that is not part of their plans and it would be completely against their typical ways as greedy leaches.
There is a strong likelihood that Manchester United will fall into the hands of the one of the Middle East states, which will raise concerns over sportswashing, while The Raine Group could have a reason to do business with another American firm.
We should look at Chelsea to see how some businessmen think they know what it takes to run a football club. And no, we don’t think Todd Boehly knows how to do that but he’s still chancing his arm.
Rio Ferdinand appeared on BT Sport’s Champions League coverage tonight as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Borussia Dortmund. The former Manchester United and England centre-back picked out one glaring issue in the Chelsea squad that the board failed to solve in the January transfer window.
Chelsea spent a whopping £323 million across the month, but Ferdinand stresses how they failed to sign a centre-forward.
“Chelsea spent all this money and didn’t get a number nine in the team, that’s a problem,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2023
The message here is that spending crazy money doesn’t fit problems in football. You need the right people involved to identify the right players. At least I believe United have that in Erik ten Hag.