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Manchester United owners the Glazers are reportedly considering selling Manchester United after this week’s European Super League collapse – which could allow Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman to pounce.
United were one of 12 European clubs who announced their intention to break away and form a highly controversial Super League late on Sunday night, only for mass protests over the plans to force them into an embarrassing U-turn.
The club’s chief executive Ed Woodward is now planning to step down from his position at the end of 2021, and he chose to fall on his own sword after realising he had made “one of the biggest mistakes of his professional career”.
According to the Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan, United’s vastly-unpopular Glazer owners could even cash out after seeing their Super League dreams go up in smoke. That would be a huge boost Saudi’s Bin Salman, who was reportedly keen to buy United back in 2019.
It is reported he was prepared to fork out around £3.5billion to take the Old Trafford reins, which would have handed the Glazers a huge profit after purchasing the club for £790million back in 2005.
After seeing that takeover bid rejected, Bin Salman turned his attention to Newcastle a year later.
Source- Daily Star