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Conor McGregor Claims He Wants To Buy Manchester United

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Conor McGregor Claims He Wants To Buy Manchester United

Manchester United's evening just took another unexpected turn, with UFC star Conor McGregor asking his fans if he should buy the club.

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On Tuesday evening, the much maligned European Super League seemed to fall apart at the seams as quickly as Florentino Perez, Andrea Agnelli, Ed Woodward and the rest of the 'snakes' had put it together.

Manchester United executive Woodward actually resigned in the wake of it all collapsing, with the 13 times Premier League champions rumoured to be about to pull out of the competition.

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That will come as a win to many United fans, as they've never taken to Woodward, for some fairly obvious reasons, but it'll only be the first step.

Fans will be desperate to get rid of the Glazers and for the club to get new owners and, to the surprise of most, former UFC champion McGregor has put his name forward as a potential buyer.

The Glazers bought the club in May 2005, taking it from a PLC to a privately owned entity, and taking it off the stock exchange.

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The move didn't go down well with United fans and anti Glazer groups soon formed against the Americans, who also own NFL side Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

Sir Alex Ferguson's management kept the team at, or near, the top of the table in England throughout his time at the club but the Glazers were still criticised for not investing in the club, on the pitch or off it.

Much of the criticism of the family centred on the fact they borrowed large amounts in order to buy the club and those debts have continued to grow, whilst the owners have continued to take money out of the club.

Joel and Avram Glazer at Old Trafford. Image: PA Images
Joel and Avram Glazer at Old Trafford. Image: PA Images
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Despite his high profile nature, and reputation for being a big spender, it's unlikely former dual weight UFC champion McGregor could afford the kind of money the Glazers would want to sell.

According to reports last year, the Irishman has made around $45 million from his fight career and since then he's only added his loss to Dustin Poirier to his earnings.

However, he did also reportedly make an incredible £112 million from selling his stake in his whiskey company, Proper 12.

However the Glazers would probably require around $1 billion to sell United considering it's such a cash cow for them.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, European Super League, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, UFC, MMA

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