Man Utd fans must be careful what they wish for in bidding war shenanigans

The sale of Manchester United is swinging between a Dutch auction and a French farce.

And it feels like a fitting epitaph to the troubled and hated ownership of the Glazers. We have Britain's richest man looking to buy United despite already owning Nice, in the shape of Jim Ratcliffe. A bloke who professes to be a United supporter born and bred – but has a season ticket at Chelsea.

We also have a Qatari consortium led by Sheikh Jassim who is chairman of Qatari bank QIB and the son of a former prime minister of Qatar. More pertinently, he is also someone who has obvious links to the people who just happen to own PSG.

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And now we have some more bidders, who remain unnamed, that have joined the process and could well prove to be from Saudi Arabia, the United States or even China.

The deadline for offers has now been put back and it's unclear when the new deadline will be. United are saying nothing and so are Raine Group, who the Glazers have employed to find them a suitable buyer or significant investor.

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United supporters were jumping through hoops when it emerged in November the Glazers were willing to sell-up. Now this same people must feel like locking themselves in a darkened room.

That's because the two things that have become obvious from a situation that is as clear as mud is that the Glazers don't care who they sell to, and could also be willing to decide to retain the club and look to sell a minority stake to the likes of US hedge fund Elliott Investment Management.

In other words, get someone else to fund the renovation of Old Trafford, training ground and pay off the huge debts in return for a share of the future profits and dividends.

This potential solution moving forward is starting to look like the most inevitable and attractive option to a band of brothers in the shape of the Glazers who have used United as a shameless cash cow since seizing control back in 2005.

Memo to United supporters – be careful what you wish for.


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