Man Utd fan group warn Glazers – ‘Make sale decision fast or we face disaster’

A leading Manchester United fans group fears the club will have a disastrous summer transfer window unless the Glazers make a decision over the sale of the English giants now.

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) has urged the billionaires to make their minds up about the future of the club – or face the consequences. The calls come after it emerged Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani had lodged an improved final offer of over £5.25billion in the hope of securing a deal ahead of rival Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

MUST believe if there is not a swift resolution to the sale of United, boss Erik ten Hag will find it impossible to make the signings he wants this summer.

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A MUST spokesman said: "The sale process has now been going on for six months. With the transfer window about to open, the Glazers need to make a decision on the sale and fast. A summer of uncertainty would be disastrous for Erik ten Hag and cannot be allowed to happen."

Sheikh Jassim's hopes of taking control of the club had looked to be fading after he fell behind Ratcliffe in the bidding process. Ratcliffe is reported to have bid almost £5.3billion, as well as offering the Glazers the chance to remain at the club with a minority stake.

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But an improved bid from Sheilk Jassim was lodged earlier this week with the Glazers' investment bank Raine Group – and is understood to be close to £5.5billion in total.

Sheikh Jassim wants to be the outright owner of United, clear the debts and also invest heavily in the stadium and playing squad.

United co-owner Avram Glazer is believed to have been in contact with Sheikh Jassim's bidding team earlier this week, but no decision has yet been made on which offer is the favourite to win.

Once a bid has been accepted there could still be a delay of up to four weeks before any sale or change in ownership can be ratified. The summer transfer window opens on June 13.


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