Saudi Arabia’s royal family step up interest in Manchester United takeover: report

Saudi Arabia’s royal family step up interest in Manchester United takeover: report

Manchester United fans may finally get what they’ve been wishing for with a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family reportedly interested in buying the club.

Some sections of supporters have been calling for current owners the Glazer family to sell the club due to their poor management.

The American family have been accused of placing huge sums of debt on the club whilst simultaneously unwilling to spend big.

Former United manager Jose Mourinho, who was recently terminated, was said to be unhappy with the board’s reluctancy to bring in his transfer targets.

Fans frustrations with the Glazers has fluctuated throughout their history with it currently going through one of their peaks.

According to The Sun, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is interested in buying Manchester United for £3.8b despite the current owners being unwilling to sell and the above figure could fluctuate if Champions League football isn’t guaranteed next season.

Some supporters feel a takeover from the Gulf nation would be better than their current circumstances, particularly financially.

With Qatar invested in the French champions PSG, who recently beat United, and the United Arab Emirates’ invested in fierce rivals Manchester City, sections of fans believe this is the only way their club can compete in the modern game.

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