Paul Scholes claims the Glazers have financially backed every Manchester United manager
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 23, 2023 - 02:02AM
Paul Scholes believes it’s time for the Glazers to go (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Paul Scholes hopes the future of Manchester United ‘gets sorted soon’ but insists the Glazer family have backed every manager during their time at Old Trafford.

The Americans put the club up for sale in November, following years of civil unrest at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Glazers bought United for £780m in 2005 but produced around one-third of that money themselves and leveraged the rest of the buyout onto the club.

United were debt-free before the Glazers took over but their current debt stands at around £560m and the club have paid vast interest payments during the American’s ownership.

During Scholes’ final years at Old Trafford, United sold Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez in the same summer only to spend £19m on Antonio Valencia, Michael Owen and Gabriel Obertan.

And, while Scholes admits it’s time for a change of hands, he says the Glazers have always backed the manager at Old Trafford with money.

The Glazers are considering offers for the club (Credits: Alamy Live News.)

‘I hope it’s something that gets sorted soon,’ Scholes told the PA news agency.

‘If the ownership is a done deal in a couple of months that will hopefully help the manager and maybe bring more funds.

‘Although I don’t think any manager has been left short by the owners we have now, I think the club are ready for a change. It’s pretty obvious the fans are ready.

‘Of course the last thing you want is protests around the ground. As soon as the new owners come in, if it ever does happen, all that will stop and hopefully we can move forward.’

United have set a deadline of 9pm on Wednesday for further bids to be made for the club.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim are both expected to submit improved offers of around £5bn.

The Raine Group will then consider all bids for the club and could give one party ‘exclusivity’ to agree a final deal in the coming weeks.


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