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Glazer family considering selling club

The traditional club has been owned by an American family since 2005. Most recently, the fans protested violently against the unloved owners. With success?

ManU fans protest against the Glazer family owners during the game against Manchester City. 

ManU fans protest at the game against Manchester City against the owner family Glazer. Imago/Martin Rickett

As with Liverpool FC, sales are also an issue for English record champions Manchester United. On Tuesday evening, the board announced that a “process to explore strategic alternatives for the association” had been initiated. A sale was also mentioned as a possibility in the announcement.

ManUnited has been owned by the American Glazer family since 2005, and the fans recently demonstrated violently against the unloved owners. “The fish stinks from the head,” said the club’s Supporters Trust.

Glazer family reportedly want only the best for Man Utd fans

“Manchester United’s strength comes from the passion and loyalty of our global community of 1.1 billion fans,” Avram and Joel Glazer were quoted as saying on the Red Devils’ website. All options will be reviewed to ensure we serve our fans best and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the club now and in the future.

Recently, Liverpool CEO Tom Werner said that the club owner, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), was considering selling the Reds. “We are considering a sale. But there’s no rush, no timeframe for us,” Werner told the Boston Globe.

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