The Glazer family have become hesitant in their commitment to fully sell Manchester United.
According to Rob Dawson of ESPN, the American owners are still unsure as to whether to seek a complete takeover or to enlist further minority investors.
The club has been “exploring strategic alternatives” since November with there being no funds left in the family’s personal cash cow.
Bloomberg and the United Muppetiers had initially reported this potential ownership shake last summer.
Joel Glazer is recognised as being at the forefront of his siblings’ ownership tirade.
Outside of Joel and his brother Avram, not much has been noted about the other four. Friction between the family regarding their ownership status at United has been highlighted following the initial sale rumours in the summer, as relayed by The Peoples Person.
Joel has often acted as a barricade in the club’s sporting interests; infamously causing the Thiago Alcantara deal to unnecessarily fall through in 2020.
He was also desperate to maintain Cristiano Ronaldo at the club despite Erik ten Hag’s reservations about the Portuguese forward fitting into his system when he first landed in Manchester.
Dawson’s update read as follows:
“The Glazer family remain undecided about whether to accept a full sale of Manchester United or partial investment, with sources telling ESPN that some within the ownership group believe that the value of the club could skyrocket if manager Erik ten Hag can oversee a sustained period of success on the pitch.”
David Ornstein of The Athletic stated that the Glazers were aiming for a full sale of the club by the first quarter of 2023.
They were said to be willing to accept a bid in the region of €5 – €7 billion, but Dawson has now alleged that they will boost this market value closer to €10 billion should Ten Hag’s success on the pitch continue on an upward trajectory.