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Manchester United sale still uncertain amid split opinions in the Glazer family

There are still differing opinions within the Glazer family about whether or not to sell Manchester United, according to the Telegraph.

The six siblings in the group have different opinions on selling some or all of their shares at the club.

Co-chairman Joel Glazer reportedly has the strongest ties to the club from the family. He has reservations about a complete sale.

He and Avram Glazer, the other co-chairman, considered buying out their other siblings when looking at financing options last year.

The Glazers never said they were looking to sell all their shares but were looking for strategic investment, which could involve selling only some of it.

In 2021, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) sold some of its stake in Liverpool to private investment firm RedBird Capital Partners for around £533 million.

Man United could be hoping for something similar rather than an outright sale.

However, such a move might not be straightforward given the club’s complicated share structure.

United fans want the Glazers out and selling only some shares could bring backlash. The fans have made their dissatisfaction with the Glazer family clear.

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe have submitted bids and hope to take control of the club from the Glazers.

There are also rumours of interest from hedge funds in the United States.

Whoever comes in must back Erik ten Hag in the transfer market. They will then focus on sorting other issues like refurbishing Old Trafford and the club’s training ground.

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