Manchester United legend Gary Neville has shared his thoughts on the recent development in the Glazers’ ownership of the club. According to news that emerged overnight from The Daily Mail, it appears that the sale process, which has been ongoing for some time, has been called off as the American business tycoons did not receive the desired asking price.
This news comes as a disappointment to the long-suffering supporters who had hoped for a change in ownership, potentially with the involvement of Sir Jim Ratcliffe or Sheikh Jassim, before the summer transfer window. In November 2022, a club statement confirmed that the Glazer family was exploring strategic alternatives for the club and seeking a sale exceeding £6 billion.
However, The Mail now reports that the sale process will be put on hold until 2025, with hopes of attracting up to £10 billion due to various factors such as TV revenue and the Club World Cup being held in the US.
Gary Neville, a vocal critic of the Glazers’ regime, expressed his skepticism regarding the latest news. Taking to Twitter, he stated that he does not believe the Glazers’ story of not selling or taking any action. Neville believes that the financial situation at the club is desperate, with the Glazers running out of money and having a toxic impact on the club internally. He believes that some action is necessary to raise funds and questions who would be willing to associate themselves with the Glazers as minority owners, considering the damage it could do to their reputation.
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Gary Neville, the former Manchester United player, has responded to reports that the embattled Glazer family are reportedly calling off the sale of the Red Devils.
Rumours had been circulating the past week that the long-time owners of the iconic premier league institution had gone back on their intentions to cash out amid a “toxic” fan culture threatening to rock the club. However, Neville has dismissed the reports, claiming that he “doesn’t believe a word” of the speculation.
The prominent Sky Sports pundit and United legend took to Twitter to issue his statement, where he spoke candidly about his opinion on the situation and called on supporters to continue their fight for ownership change.
“I don’t think they are a dignified, reasonable family,” he said. “But I don’t believe a word of this story.”
The Glazers, who bought United in 2005, have been under scrutiny from the home fans ever since. Recent events, such as alleged attempts to launch a breakaway European Super League and complaints about their lack of financial support for the club have further stoked the flames of discontent.
But despite the latest allegations, Neville believes that the battle for ownership change is still far from over, and urged supporters to remain in their battle for the cause.
“This family can continue to feed us stories as much as they want,” he continued. “But we will not stop until we get what we want from them and what the fans deserve.”
The Glazer family have yet to comment on the reports of them calling off their sale of the premier league giants, but it seems that Neville and the faithful United fans are not going to give up any time soon.