Gary Neville explains theory as why 'classless' Glazers are yet to sell Manchester United
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Gary Neville has provided his theory as to why the Glazer family are yet to sell Manchester United, with the Americans opening a third round of bidding.
At the end of last year, United fans thought their luck was about to turn around, with the Glazers revealing that they were going to sell the club.
Either they were going to let all of their stake in the Premier League club go or they were looking for outside investment and stay in overall charge.
Obviously fans of the club wanted their owners gone, having protested against them on many occasions, and their excitement grew at the idea of either Jim Ratcliffe or Qatari Sheikh Jassim.
Both billionaires have been extremely keen to buy the club, both making bids in the two rounds of bidding that have taken place so far.
There was some confusion last month, when it was reported both parties had made their second bids, only for it to then be revealed they'd 'missed' the deadline and asked for an extension.
They did eventually put their offers in, for full control of the club, but as yet no preferred bidder has been named and, on Tuesday, it was announced there would be a third round of bidding.
Neville reckons that's because the Glazers are trying to make sure all of their family walk away from the sale with £1 billion, and are refusing to back down on the price.
"Taking it to a 3rd round is just classless," the former full back said on social media, "The market has obviously not given them the answer they want!
"It’s like they’ve made a pact to each other that they won’t go for less than £1bn each family member. (5 of them).
"If they stay in after all this it will be toxic!"
Taking it to a 3rd round is just classless. The market has obviously not given them the answer they want! It’s like they’ve made a pact to each other that they won’t go for less than £1bn each family member. (5 of them). If they stay in after all this it will be toxic!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 11, 2023
The Sky Sports pundit added, "They’re making it up as they go along!
"Shoddy way to run a sale process. They need to get out by end of May to allow the new owner a fighting chance to impact the next transfer window and get moving!"
On the pitch things have certainly got better under Erik ten Hag, and helped by former Glazer stooge Ed Woodward leaving the club.
They could even be on for a cup treble at the end of the season, having already won the Carabao Cup and being in the FA Cup semi-final and Europa League quarter final.
However, as Neville says, failure to sell the club soon could impact their chances in the summer transfer window, when more work is needed.
Ten Hag is said to have a world class striker top of his priority list, with Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen both heavily linked, but the Glazers would be unlikely to splash any cash if they're due to sell.
Off the pitch, the lack of any upgrade or work done on facilities has been an issue, with Old Trafford set to miss out to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium if the UK and Ireland are picked to host Euro 2028.