"This is terrible..." - Mark Goldbridge furious at Man Utd sale update
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Mark Goldbridge wass furious at the latest Manchester United sale update.
It has been claimed that Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is preparing a bid for United that would allow Avram and Joel Glazer to remain stakeholders in the club.
The deadline for the third and final bids to takeover United is 10pm Friday, with Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim the only parties to have publicly placed second offers for the club.
And according to Sky Sports, Ratcliffe’s Ineos are proposing to own just over 50 per cent of the club, meaning the Glazers could retain a 20 per cent stake.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Jassim will allegedly make an offer to buy 100 per cent of the club, with the Glazers reportedly wanting a world record fee of £6billion.
Should Ratcliffe strike a deal with the Glazers it would likely receive backlash from large swathes of United’s support, who have campaigned for the Glazers to quit Old Trafford.
Mark Goldbridge on Ratcliffe/Glazers deal
The Glazers have been unpopular at United ever since their 2005 leveraged buyout, which plunged the club into huge debt.
And United Youtuber Goldbridge insisted that any takeover would be a “failure” if the Glazers were involved in any way.
Speaking on the United Stand, Goldbridge said: “The guy that is apparently going to put the ‘Manchester’ back in Manchester United, the local guy, the British buyer, the person that everyone can identify with, wants to keep the Glazers in power so he can get a piece of the pie.
“I’ve even seen people on social media say, ‘well actually, technically, it’s the same as being bought by Al Thani (Sheikh Jassim) because he’d still have the majority ownership, he’d still have the power to vote stuff through.’
“No, no and effing no! This is terrible for Manchester United and it’s absolutely against what this is all about. All those people who protest, all those people who are Glazers out for all the years, the rotting of Old Trafford, the taking of the dividends, the debt.
“Allowing the Glazers to stay even with one per cent is a failure. This is meant to be a liberation from the people who have destroyed this football club over 17 years. Enabling them to stay, even if you’ve for 50 per cent is a failure.”