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Manchester United’s Sunday clash against Liverpool has been postponed after protests outside Old Trafford. Supporters broke inside the ground and into the pitch during their protest against the Glazer family.
The Glazers are under more pressure than ever before to end their ownership of Manchester United but who could buy them out? Daily Star Sport have taken a look at four potential takeover options for United
Prince Mohammed bin Salman
He is Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was reportedly keen to buy United back in 2019. But the Glazers rebuffed his interest and insisted they had no intention of selling up at that time. Should they place United up for sale this summer Bin Salman will likely be one of the first in line.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe
Ratcliffe is Britain’s richest man thanks to his multi-national chemicals company Ineos. And United fans will be pleased to hear that he’s also a lifelong fan of the club. However, the billionaire has previously criticised his beloved club as a business and suggested it would not make sense to buy it.
Back in 2010 former Goldman Sachs chairman and United fan Jim O’Neill launched a bid to take over at United through a fan-led consortium. O’Neil has written to Joel Glazer and called for United’s owners to reform the company’s equity structure so that their shares are equal in voting rights to the company’s public shareholders, but here’s to hoping.
Another potential option for the Red Devils is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, otherwise known as a “blank cheque company”, which is a cash-shell company tasked with purchasing businesses on behalf of multiple shareholders.