United fans slammed amid Qatari interest

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 Manchester United fans who are celebrating the prospect of a Qatari takeover of the club have been ridiculed.

Sportscliffs fully understands Qatari investors are planning a mega-money move for Manchester United with the club understood to be priced at £6billion by the Glazers.

Though one of the richest man in England Jim Ratcliffe ha also shown interest in the Old Trafford club.

Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan said: “They will not be able to have conversations about Manchester City’s ownership or Newcastle’s ownership anymore.

“If they get a wealthy Middle East-based consortium, all the vitriol that undoubtedly United fans partook in will have to be dropped. There is an irony, isn’t there? ‘We want our club back.’ No, you don’t.

“You don’t want your club back, you want someone to come through the door and give you precisely what you want. And that is a version of getting your football club back.

“We get it, I get it, more than anyone, that sport is business. But when states own football clubs, that isn’t business. That is something else.

“That is not an investment policy, that is an influence policy. That is a direction of travel that is very different to someone saying ‘I want to be involved in sport’ like I did or ‘I want to be involved in sport because I want to make some money out of it’.

“Those you can accept more readily than someone saying ‘I want to be involved in sport because I want to leverage a major asset of a particular country and use it as an influencer’.”

 

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