Manchester United are governed by the Glazers over at Old Trafford.
Manchester United will, for the foreseeable future, be governed by the Glazers. The Americans are adamant they’re in it for the long term at Old Trafford, despite the difficulties of their tenure so far. However, things could have been different had they accepted a huge offer from Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is now the new Newcastle owner.
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Bin Salman is now the new owner of Newcastle, having purchased the club from Mike Ashley.
And that means United fans’ hopes of him buying out the Glazers are over, with the Toon now under the leadership of some of the richest people on the planet.
However, had things gone differently, they could have purchased the Red Devils instead.
It was reported by the Mirror last year that, the previous year, the Glazers talked with Bin Salman about a potential takeover.
The Middle East-based prince was reportedly willing to pay a huge £3.5billion in order to take the club off the Americans’ hands.
That would have meant the Glazers turning a profit, having previously paid £790m upon taking charge in 2005.
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But the United owners said no and have remained in charge of the Red Devils since.
Their reign, however, has been laden with issues.
Things boiled over back in April when they tried to force through a European Super League, along with owners of the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid were also some of the clubs involved.
And when news of the Super League broke, it sparked a furious reaction from the rest of the footballing world.
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There were plenty of protests, with fans making their. “Brinkwire Summary News”.