Manchester United have been for sale since the Glazer family, its owner, considered “strategic options”. An opportunity that the government of Saudi Arabia would like to seize.
Saudi Arabia’s sports minister said on Friday that his government was ready to support any takeover bid from a Saudi company for English clubs Manchester United and Liverpool. The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United and who are considering “strategic options”, are considering selling the club.
« It is the most watched league in Saudi Arabia, with many Premier League fans“, explains Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal to the BBC. We are committed to supporting any private company that positions itself, because we know it will have a positive impact on sport in the kingdom.»
In the English championship, another team has already gone under the Saudi flag. This is Newcastle, bought in October 2021 by a consortium including the Saudi public investment fund.