Concerns regarding the Glazers&apos willingness to sell the club have been growing since Sunday when the Daily Mail reported the American family were ready to take the Reds off the market. Several reports from other media outlets have claimed both Raine Group, who are conducting the sale on behalf of United&aposs owners, and bidders Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe were unaware of any changes to the sale process.
While Gary Neville remains convinced the club will be sold eventually, fans are worried considering official updates have been few and far between after the &aposstrategic review&apos was announced in November. But, there could be some slight comfort for United&aposs fanbase following the most recent reports.
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According to The Times, both Sheikh Jassim and Ratcliffe are in contact with the relevant parties surrounding the potential sale of United. They claim as recently as last week the bidders were spoke with Raine.
However, the two frontrunners are thought to be &aposexasperated&apos by the slow nature of the takeover process and there is frustration regarding the lack of a decision from the current owners.
In an interview with Football Insider, football finance expert Kieran Maguire feels the Glazers may have valued United at 10bn after observing Barcelona. He explained: “I dont think the Glazers were trying to avoid a sale of the club.
“When Chelsea were sold for 2.5 billion in May 2022, it did effectively re-jig the valuation of all football clubs. But I think the Glazers have seen the significant values being ascribed to different elements of Barcelona, where the club has used what they refer to as economic levers, which seem to have the characteristics of payday loans.
“The Glazers have added those up and in their heads, the club is now potentially worth somewhere in the region of 10billion. If the market does not agree with that, then the Glazers are quite happy to sit.”
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