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Glazer family set Man Utd asking price; Neville explains why he didn’t speak out as a player

The Glazer family are willing to listen to offers in the region of £3.7billion for Manchester United, according to reports.

This will be music to the ears of the majority of United fans.

Supporters have often displayed their discontent at the club’s ownership through protests outside and inside Old Trafford.

Most notably, fans broke into the stadium and stormed the pitch before a Premier League game against Liverpool in 2021, forcing the match to be postponed.

This came in the wake of the European Super League drama, which looked like it was the final straw for a lot of people.

Following the incident, United posted the following statement: “Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.

“However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”

According to the Daily Mail, the Glazer family would be willing to part ways with United for £3.75b.

Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, had expressed an interest in buying the club, though it remains to be seen whether or not he has the funds to complete a takeover for this price.

It is noted that a sovereign wealth fund like Dubai could be in contention.

Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville has always been very vocal about his opinion on the Glazer family.

Often critical, Neville has now revealed why he did not speak out during his time as a player for the club.

“I didn’t have it in me to speak out. Footballers now have much more character and presence about them,” Neville wrote in The People’s Game: A View From A Front Seat In Football.

“We harp back to characters of old. But there’s more to character than playing on with a bloodied bandage around your head.

“I maintain that players today are stronger willed and have more personality than players of 25 years ago. They consistently stand up for issues beyond football, as we’ve seen with Marcus Rashford on child poverty, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings on racism.

“I was a strong-willed footballer, sometimes referred to as Red Nev.

“I was the union rep and had some basic business understanding at that young age. I was willing to take on the FA and threaten a strike.

“But at United, you didn’t cross the boundary into off-the-field issues. None of the strong personalities questioned it. And I could justify the Glazers’ game plan in my head.”

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