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It's not what it seems, Paul Scholes issues warning over United sale that shocks Sheikh Jassim

Another concern for Sheikh Jassim

By Harry Smith

Another concern for Sheikh Jassim
Another concern for Sheikh Jassim
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It has now been eight months since the Glazer family announced they would explore the possibility of selling Manchester United and with a month to go until the start of the new Premier League season there is still no clear resolution as to who will remain as the new owner or whether the Glazers will remain in charge of the club, leaving fans despairing at the lack of clarity on the matter. 

There have been five bidding rounds during this period, but still nothing that makes it clear who will be the owner; Qatar's Sheikh Jassim Al Thani and businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe remain the two main candidates to take over the club and although both have already shown their proposals and ideas they have for United, the American family is still unable to make a decision on the matter. 

However, this situation does not only affect the directors, it could also affect the team that is still looking for new signings and due to the bad management that the Glazer family has had, the coach's desire to improve the squad could be affected, due to the fact that there is not enough budget; besides that, the issue about the sale of Manchester United has reached the ex-players who are expressing their opinion about the situation.

First it was Patrice Evra, but now one of United's greatest ever midfielders, Paul Scholes, has issued a warning to the contenders: "I'm not sure there will ever be a connection with these owners, I think all clubs that start with multi-millionaire owners are just another plaything for them to make money," so if either wins, the relationship with the fans will probably no longer be the same.


Offers from Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Both candidates have shown their interest in buying Manchester United, with the Qatari sheikh offering $6 billion, which would include paying off the club's debt in full, as well as an economic route to a big budget to sign new players and refurbish the club's facilities, while the British businessman is only planning to buy a majority stake, which would allow the Glazer family to continue running the Old Trafford club.

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