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  • Updated: August 10, 2022

Michael Knighton Renews Plan To Buy Manchester United From Glazers Family

Michael Knighton Renews Plan To Buy Manchester United From G

English Businessman, Michael Knighton has renewed his plans to buy Manchester United after his first attempt failed in 1989.

The Glazers family have been widely criticised recently for the way they are running the club and fans are always calling for their exit.

The performances on the pitch have not helped matters with the club struggling to live up to expectations -- including their playing Europa League this season.

Some sections of the fans protested against the ownership of the Glazers family before the start of the new season.

Knighton was close to buying the club in 1989 before the deal fell through, but he held a seat on the club's directors' board for some time.

He has now revealed his plans to wrestle the club from the Glazers family with a "hostile takeover" of the club.

"We are a club in crisis and we all know the reason why," Knighton explained to Man Utd The Religion.

"We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football. Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives.

"I am making good progress, continuing to talk to the people, I have got some good pledges and good finance.

"We are now working on the offer document. Remember, it is a hostile bid - that simply means that the club isn't officially for sale.

"But my intention is to present these owners with a legitimate, potent and commercial offer to say: 'You have run out of road, it's time go, because your time is up'.

"And frankly, the fans worldwide have had enough of this regime.

"The exciting feeling of a new season, which we all have, and that balloon of excitement that is there, it was all burst when we quickly saw the performance against Brighton.

"The club is in crisis and it will remain in crisis while we have this current ownership."

Despite repeated calls for them to sell the club, the Glazers family is unwillingly to entertain any offers to relinquish the ownership of the club they bought in 2005.

On the field, new manager Erik Ten hag and his boys will be hoping to bounce back from an opening day defeat to Brighton when they visit Brentford on Saturday.

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