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Gary Neville slams the Glazers as Man United increase ticket prices

Gary Neville has expressed doubts over a full Manchester United takeover after the club increased their ticket prices.

The Red Devils’ owners, the Glazer family, want to sell the club before the end of the season.

Three bidders have already emerged, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani keen on a full takeover.

However, American hedge fund Elliott only want a partial takeover, and Neville believes Man United’s current owners are not leaving anytime.

The Old Trafford club have announced a 5% increase in the price of season tickets as from next term. It is the first time they have done so in 11 years.

Man United have cited a 40% increase in matchday costs over the past five years, and an 11% increase in the past 12 months, as a reason for the new Man Utd ticket prices.

Neville reckons the club would not be considering changes in season ticket prices if the Glazers were indeed leaving.

The former Man United defender and Sky Sports pundit posted on his Twitter account:

The 5% increase would see rises of £1 or £2 a ticket per game, depending on the ticket price.

Arsenal announced earlier this month they will raise prices for Arsenal season tickets from next season.

Gunners fans would also see a 5% increase in ticket prices, and Man United have followed suit.

Would-be buyers were given until last Friday night to submit their bids for the club.

The Glazers want at least £5 billion to sell the club, and fans are eagerly waiting for the end of their 18-year-old ownership.

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