Man Utd have been hit with terrible news ahead of Arsenal battle

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Man Utd lock horns with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 03/09/2023

- 11:42

Updated: 04/09/2023

- 07:34

The Red Devils will be hoping to secure all three points at the Emirates Stadium

Ahead of Manchester United's clash with Arsenal, it's emerged that the Glazers will be taking the club off the market.

The Daily Mail revealed on Saturday evening that the Red Devils owners no longer intend to sell, having failed to receive an offer in the region of £10billion.

A source was quoted as saying: "The Glazers are thick-skinned and won’t be influenced by any negative fan reactions."

They also added that the Glazers will instead try and sell United in two years' time, with the family hoping to attract more bidders.

Man Utd Joel Avram Glazer

Man Utd owners the Glazers have reportedly taken the club off the market


But for United, that's the worst possible news.

The Glazers have overseen a decade of mediocrity at Old Trafford with the club struggling ever since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

And news of the family opting to stick around, instead of leaving, represents a substantial blow.

They have invested in the squad over the years, backing managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Erik ten Hag.

But they've still only ever spent what United make and still haven't invested a penny of their own money into the club, nearly two decades on from their own takeover.

They have never communicated with supporters anywhere near enough, too.

Following the failed European Super League plot of 2021, the Glazers confirmed they would communicate with fans far more.

Yet that hasn't happened with Avram and Joel Glazer as mysterious, and distant, as ever.

While United brought in seven players this summer, the siblings are still facing scrutiny.

The Red Devils needed to loan in Sofyan Amrabat because they ran out of funds following deals for the likes of Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Mason Mount.

And their decision to re-sign 35-year-old Jonny Evans has raised eyebrows as well, with some suspecting his availability on a free transfer was behind his move.

The Glazers have also been criticised for allowing Old Trafford to become a shadow of the grand arena it used to be.

United haven't done enough to stop that, with the stadium showing signs of wear and tear.

Even the media zone is cramped and outdated compared to the facilities at the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Of course, the Glazers are well within their rights to stick around. It's their asset, so they'll do as they please.

But it's a hammer blow for many United fans who have been dreaming of better and brighter days ahead.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim are the only two serious bidders.

And both have grown frustrated with the Glazers and the way they've handled the takeover process.

Whether the two men cough up the cash remains to be seen. For now, however, that seems unlikely to happen.


Man Utd the Glazers

Man Utd fans have long wanted to see the Glazers leave Old Trafford behind


Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville has slammed the Glazers and feels they've 'run out of money'.

"They have to do something. They’ve run out of money and the financial situation is desperate," he wrote on Twitter.

"They need investment in. They’re also having a toxic impact on the club from the inside out.

"The negligence continues for now but I don’t think it can go on without some action on raising funds.

"Also who would come in as a minority alongside them with the damage it would do to their reputation."

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