Manchester United’s homeowners the Glazer household say they’re contemplating promoting the membership as they “discover strategic options”.
The People purchased the Previous Trafford outfit for £790m ($1.34bn) in 2005.
It comes after years of protest from followers in opposition to their possession.
An announcement stated the board will “take into account all strategic options, together with new funding into the membership, a sale, or different transactions involving the corporate.”
In 2012, the Glazers bought 10% of their holding through a inventory itemizing and have bought additional shares within the following years.
“As we search to proceed constructing on the membership’s historical past of success, the board has authorised an intensive analysis of strategic options,” stated govt co-chairmen and administrators Avram Glazer and Joel Glazer.
“We are going to consider all choices to make sure that we finest serve our followers and that Manchester United maximizes the numerous progress alternatives out there to the membership right now and sooner or later.
“All through this course of we are going to stay absolutely targeted on serving the most effective pursuits of our followers, shareholders, and numerous stakeholders.”
United, who’re fifth within the Premier League, haven’t gained the title since 2013 and haven’t gained a trophy since claiming the Europa League and EFL Cup in 2017.
There have been a number of protests in opposition to the Glazers’ possession in recent times, together with one in Could 2021 which brought on United’s residence league match in opposition to Liverpool to be postponed.
Hundreds of supporters marched to Previous Trafford in protest earlier than the identical fixture this season, in August.
United had been a part of the failed European Tremendous League challenge which quickly collapsed in April 2021. Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer later apologised for the unrest brought on.
He has since attended Followers’ Boards within the wake of the supporter unrest and pledged to make shares out there to followers.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Manchester United with speedy impact on Tuesday, criticised the membership possession in a controversial interview final week saying the Glazer household, “do not care concerning the membership” on the sporting aspect.
The transfer to promote United comes amid Liverpool chairman Tom Werner saying Fenway Sports activities Group had been “exploring a sale” of the Anfield membership.
A Bloomberg report in August 2022 stated that the Glazer household had been keen to promote a minority stake within the membership.
British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe stated he would have an interest in shopping for the membership earlier than he acknowledged in October that the Glazer household had instructed him they didn’t need to promote.
In Could, a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly and personal fairness agency Clearlake Capital purchased Chelsea for £4.25bn.
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