Old Trafford could be demolished if Qatari investors complete Manchester United takeover
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Manchester United could demolish Old Trafford and build a new stadium, if the club are bought by Qatari investors in the near future.
The Glazers announced last year that they are considering selling the club, as they look for outside investment after nearly 20 years in charge.
That prospect certainly excites fans, who have protested against them many times of the years, and even managed to get a game called off in 2021.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a lifelong United fan who was at the 1999 Champions League final, has previously thrown his hat into the ring to buy the club.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Qatari investors are interested in buying the club, and could even meet the Glazers incredible £6 billion valuation.
There could be a stumbling block about the Qatar Sports Investment owning both United and PSG and competing against each other in the same competition, in Europe.
If they do manage to get around that then there could be a huge investment into United, who haven't won the league in nearly 10 years.
According to the Daily Mail, included in that cash injection would be more than £2 billion to "redevelop Old Trafford, or knock down the iconic venue and build a new state-of-the-art facility."
Rival fans have often mocked United supporters for their protests against the Glazers, due to the amount of money that has been spent on transfers.
However, it has often been ignored how badly the facilities at Old Trafford and the club's Carrington training ground have got over the years.
Inability to improve the stadium has seen their rivals overtake them, especially those such as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur who have newer stadiums, with even Manchester City and Liverpool getting recent upgrades.
Because of the train track behind the stadium, certain parts of it are difficult to extend or improve, which is why Gary Neville revealed he'd be behind the club knocking the ground down.
There is one change due at the ground in the near future, with the club having confirmed that they are removing a bunch of corporate seats from the Stretford End.
Certainly there could be a lot more drastic changes coming to the club in the near future, if the Qataris do manage to reach the Glazers' asking price.
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