Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer confronted over Cristiano Ronaldo exit and club sale | Football News

Manchester United co-proprietor Avram Glazer has spoken for the 1st time because announcing the club could be up for sale.

Sky Information tracked him down in the vicinity of his residence in West Palm Beach, Florida, where by he was questioned why now was the right time to offer the club.

He reported: “As we announced yesterday, the board went via a approach and made the decision it really is going to seem at distinctive strategic choices – and that is what we’re undertaking.

He recurring the response when questioned why the club experienced not been offered before and extra: “We are going to see where by that prospects us.”

The Glazers were reportedly furious at the remarks and Ronaldo this week left United instantly by mutual consent.

But Avram Glazer refused to be drawn on the striker’s declare – echoed by many lovers – that his family “do not treatment about the club”.

He advised Sky News: “Very well, I am going to convey to you about Cristiano Ronaldo – he is a good Manchester United player, I respect anything he’s carried out for the club and I would like him the most effective luck in the long run.”

‘Process created to increase club’s growth’ – Guy Utd’s statement in whole

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Sky Sports activities News’ Ben Ransom reports that the Glazer spouse and children are open up to selling Manchester United immediately after 17 decades of ownership.

“Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU), just one of the most effective and historic athletics golf equipment in the world, announces nowadays that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is commencing a process to take a look at strategic solutions for the club.

“The course of action is developed to greatly enhance the club’s future progress, with the best purpose of positioning the club to capitalize on opportunities both equally on the pitch and commercially.

As element of this approach, the Board will think about all strategic options, such as new financial investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the Firm.

“This will contain an evaluation of quite a few initiatives to reinforce the club, which includes stadium and infrastructure redevelopment, and expansion of the club’s commercial functions on a global scale, each in the context of improving the extended-phrase achievement of the club’s men’s, women’s and academy teams, and bringing positive aspects to enthusiasts and other stakeholders.”

Male Utd sale Q&A: Who are the contenders? When could the Glazers go away?

Sky News’ Metropolis Editor Mark Kleinman, who broke the news that the Glazer loved ones are open up to promoting Guy Utd, and Kaveh Solhekol respond to all your critical inquiries.

Security and stewards stand outside the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City. Manchester United's American owners confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022,  they would consider putting the iconic Premier League club up for sale. United said the Glazer family was open to a potential buyout. (AP Photo/Jon Super, FIle)

‘Sir Jim Ratcliffe to bid for Man Utd’

Jim Ratcliffe pictured at a Ligue 1 match

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will bid for Manchester United right after the Glazers formally place the club up for sale, in accordance to The Day by day Telegraph.

Ratcliffe, who is a United lover and attended the 1999 Champions League remaining, is one particular of Britain’s richest males and is reportedly significant in generating a contemporary tactic possessing formerly contacted the Glazers in August.

But it is claimed he is cautious about overpaying for United, with insiders suggesting the Glazers are hunting for a price in excessive of £5bn.

The report also says Ratcliffe has encounter working with broker Raine Group, who are reportedly pushing for a value past United’s organic price.

Ratcliffe, who owns Ineos, experienced an unsuccessful bid to buy Chelsea previously this year.

Ratcliffe explained to the Money Times in October: “If it had been for sale in the summer time, yes we would likely have had a go next on from the Chelsea issue, but we can’t sit all-around hoping that 1 day Manchester United will turn out to be out there.”

Ratcliffe’s Ineos group presently owns Great in France and Swiss club Lausanne.