A fan-led consortium is reportedly ‘developing’ a fourth bid to take control of Manchester United from the Glazer family. The group, which is being led by Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST), is said to be looking to ‘regain control of the club they love’.
The Glazer family have been in control of Manchester United since 2005, when they completed a controversial takeover of the club. Since then, the club has gone on to become one of the most successful in the world, winning five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the UEFA Champions League. However, the Glazers have been heavily criticised for their ownership of the club, with many fans feeling that they have not invested enough in the team and have taken too much money out of the club.
The fan-led consortium is said to be made up of a number of wealthy individuals, including some former players, who are looking to take control of the club and put it back in the hands of the fans. The group is said to be in the early stages of developing a bid and is looking to raise the necessary funds to make a serious offer for the club.
The consortium is said to be looking to raise around £1 billion in order to make a serious bid for the club. This would be a huge amount of money, but it is thought that the group is confident that they can raise the necessary funds.
The group is said to be looking to make a bid that would see the Glazers remain as minority shareholders, but with the fans taking control of the club. This would be a huge shift in the ownership of the club and would be a major victory for the fans, who have been campaigning for years to take back control of the club.
It remains to be seen whether the fan-led consortium will be successful in their bid to take control of Manchester United, but it is clear that they are serious about their efforts and are determined to ‘regain control of the club they love’. It will be interesting to see how this story develops in the coming weeks and months.