divorce Owned by the Glazer family since 2005, the British club have not won a title since 2013
The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United since 2005, said they are exploring several options including a sale of the club. — AFP
Couples therapy is over. The American owners of English club Manchester United have announced Tuesday evening that they were open to a sale of the club, which is struggling to regain its former glory.
The announcement comes hours after the formalization of the divorce “by mutual agreement” and “with immediate effect” between the club and its Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, five-time Ballon d'Or winner, a year and a half after his return to Barcelona Manchester.
“The board will consider all strategic alternatives, including further investment in the club, a sale or other transactions involving the company,” owned by the Glazer family since 2005, in a statement.
Club statement on a process to explore strategic options for Manchester United.#MUFC
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Ronaldo’s failure to return to the club where it’s revealed on the world stage, in 2003-2009, is one of the markers of the inability to from Manchester United to; reclaim a place at the top of the British hierarchy, over which reign clubs such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Ten years of scarcity
The Red Devils' last Premier League title dates back to 2013, when Alex Ferguson’s last season at the end of the season ended. his position as general manager. “The process is designed, the club’s written in a statement, to enhance the club’s future growth, with the ultimate goal of positioning this club to capitalize on opportunities ahead. both on the pitch and commercially.”
“We will assess all options to ensure that we best serve our supporters and that Manchester United maximize the significant growth opportunities at; reach of the club today and at the future,” write Avram and Joel Glazer, the club’s two co-presidents, sons of businessman Malcolm Glazer, who died in 2014, who took over the club in 2005.