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Michael Knighton Reveals Plans To Buy Manchester United From Glazer Family



Michael Knighton Reveals Plans To Buy Manchester United From Glazer Family

Michael Knighton, former Manchester United director has confirmed plans to purchase the club from the Glazer family.

30-years ago, Michael Knighton famously came close to buying Manchester United but lost to the Glazer family.

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The American owners are under pressure to sell the club following a disappointing in the recent transfer market and less progress in the club for the past 10years.

Thousands of Man United fans staged a protest prior for the club’s first Premier League game opener against Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

The protest was aimed at the Glazer family as they marched from Media City to Old Trafford ahead of kick-off.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the protest grew in size as it approached the stadium, resulting in the club megastore being forced to pull its shutters down twice. Once inside the stadium, anti-Glazer chants filled the Old Trafford air with just ten minutes of the game played, as Avram Glazer made his first to Old Trafford for a Premier League fixture in almost 12 months.

Man United fans are yearning for a change of ownership looking at the many years of of mediocrity, with the club’s dealings in the transfer market this summer proving to be the final straw for many.

Especially looking at this season which was supposed to mark the start of a new dawn under Erik ten Hag. And with their fortunes showing no signs of changing, Knighton, has revealed that he and a consortium are putting things together to submit a bid to try and buy United.

“We are a club in crisis and we all know the reason why,” Knighton told Man Utd The Religion. “We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football.

“Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives. I am making good progress, continuing to talk to the people, I have got some good pledges and good finance.

“We are now working on the offer document. Remember, it is a hostile bid – that simply means that the club isn’t officially for sale. But my intention is to present these owners with a legitimate, potent and commercial offer to say: ‘You have run out of road, it’s time go, because your time is up’.

“And frankly, the fans worldwide have had enough of this regime. The exciting feeling of a new season, which we all have, and that balloon of excitement that is there, it was all burst when we quickly saw the performance against Brighton. The club is in crisis and it will remain in crisis while we have this current ownership.”

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Knighton added: “We need to rid our football club of this ownership as they have had their day, time has run out and we have had 17 years of disappointment, really. It is time for them to go.

“They have to stop drawing these huge dividends out of the club. We have to stop paying these huge debt servicing costs. It is time for them to sell.

Meanwhile, Man United supporters are planning another big protest ahead of their home game against their biggest rival Liverpool on August 22, 2022, that would United third fixture of the 2022-2023 Premier League campaign.

The protest has been tag #EmptyOldTrafford which has garnered a lot positive reactions from Man United supporters all over the world.

The fans planned to boycott the game by not entering the stadium but would stand outside Old Trafford to voice out their grievances and would hope the Glazer family gives up and sell the club.

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