According to reports published today, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed tried to buy Manchester United 18 months ago, however, the Glazers told them that the club was not for sale. The owners have been receiving some serious criticism from the fans and pundits alike for the way they are running the club.
Things have not been rosy for the Manchester United owners the Glazers who have incurred the wrath of fans inside Old Trafford this season.
Once a giant and easily the best team in the world look to have gone down the hill under their leadership, with United failing to win any of the Premier League titles since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.
Many faithful Manchester United fans have been protesting against both the Glazers and Ed Woodward and want them to immediately resign.
While the unrest around the club grows, talk of a takeover has started again. Saudi Arabia’s Bin Salman is reportedly interested in buying United, despite being linked with a takeover of Newcastle.
The Mirror say that he tried to buy the club 18 months ago as well. The Middle-East based Prince was reportedly willing to pay a huge £3.5billion in order to take the club off the Glazers’ hands.
That would have meant the United owners making a profit, with the Americans previously paying £790m in 2005. But the Glazers said no and, as things stand, appear to have no intentions of selling up.