Sheikh Jassim’s hopes of a United takeover appear to be fading, with the Qatari left in the dark about his monumental bid, reports say. Both him and British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe tabled offers over £5 billion pounds back in May, yet sources indicate the Glazers may have no intention to sell. As financiers ramp up the pressure and deadlines pass without resolution, the ongoing ownership saga is stoking fan frustration.
MUFC supporters made their voices heard before the Wolves match, accusing the Americans of “18 years of ignorance.” With no end in sight, further demonstrations are being planned. The Manchester United Supporters Trust penned an ominous statement, stating the club and fans feel “held hostage” in the lingering limbo. Nine months after initially expressing willingness to sell, sources suggest the aggressive bidding failed to move the needle as intended.
As the summer transfer window comes and goes without change, doubts are emerging that either bidder may truly have a chance. With the Glazers valuation said to remain well above offers, did Raine take on an impossible task? The arena is now set for a clash, as tensions between an ambitious new regime and disenchanted fans shows no signs of easing any time soon.