Gary Neville suggests Glazers’ delay in sale process is due to fear of fan protests getting matches postponed

Gary Neville has suggested that the Glazer family have delayed the sale process until the end of the season out of fear that fan protests will cause matches to be postponed.

There is yet to be a confirmed winning bidder in the takeover of Manchester United.

The American owners have received proposals for full, majority and minority shares, though their preference is still undetermined as to which route they will take.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani is hoping to complete a full, debt-free takeover of the club, whilst Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to obtain majority shares and complete control of United.

Ratcliffe has offered co-chairmen Joel and Avram the chance to stay at the club for around two years before buying them out, in a bid to sway the bidding war in his favour.

Neville on Glazer

Neville took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter, which is causing frustration among the fanbase due to the proximity of the summer transfer window and how it may affect Erik ten Hag’s plans.

He believes that the reason for the Glazers digging their heels is that should they announce an outcome that supporters will deem unacceptable, there would be large protests that could get matches called off or postponed, hence waiting until the campaign ends.

This happened once before with the Reds back in 2021 when the Glazers signed United up for the European Super League. The protest forced the Premier League to postpone a home game against Liverpool due to fans making their way onto the Old Trafford pitch.

His tweet reads: “Plainly obvious the Glazer family aren’t going to announce anything on the ownership until the season is closed! They’ve been spinning it out unprofessionally for weeks and months now. They know fan protests would have been more significant than they already have if matches were still being played and the end result of the sale process is unpopular. Basically, any family members staying in would be deemed unacceptable by all fans. Is this why they’re holding off?”

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  1. Ya gary may a point there .the qatar bid is the only one to take .if ratcliffe was the utd fan he says he is .then he would know the hatred for the Glazier’s .so to sweet talk them with that pathetic offer .sorry not for me
    Remember utd fans who want him as owner .didnt newcastle have an owner who was a newcastle fan .and we all know what happened there .

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