🔴 Manchester United has been put up for sale - Who are the potential buyers?


One of the Biggest football clubs in the world, Manchester United, has been put up for sale as its owners weigh their options.

The Glazer family, who paid £790 million to purchase the club in 2005, claims to be looking into “strategic alternatives.”

They may be able to sell it for between £4 billion and £4.5 billion, however some have offered higher prices. Fans, who have long decried the American family’s ownership, have applauded the news.

So who might be interested in buying the club? :thinking:


Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire, is interested in buying Manchester United.

Inditex is the biggest fast fashion group in the world, operates over 7,200 stores in 93 markets worldwide and is the parent company of fashion brand Zara.

Ortega is worth $61.3billion and it is understood he has informed senior executives of his interest the club.

(Source: @ManUtdMEN)



Tech giants Facebook and Amazon are seen as credible suitors to buy Manchester United.

Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos could own Man United in the near future :thinking::thinking:


According to The Daily Star, Apple has expressed interest in buying UK football club Manchester United. The club is currently for sale and multiple parties are interested including Apple CEO Tim Cook


Former Chelsea wonder kid has been touted as a potential new owner of Manchester United.

The Daily Star has examined some of the richest people on earth to determine who has the potential to lead Manchester United.

Faiq Bolkiah, a former Chelsea junior player who is only 24 years old and has a net worth of almost £17.8 billion, is one person they have taken into consideration.

The former Chelsea player hasn’t stated that he’s interested in actually purchasing the team, but he undoubtedly has the funds to do it.

Imagine the uproar that’ll happen in the football world if this actually happens :smile:


24 yr old Faiq Bolkiah, never heard of! However, he definitely piqued my interest after seeing his net worth of £17.8 billion. :eyes: :innocent:

So, here is Wiki info about Faiq Bolkiah:
Faiq Bolkiah is a member of the Bruneian Royal Family. Faiq is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei and nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the current Sultan of Brunei.

He was born in Los Angeles and holds both Bruneian and American citizenship. He was educated in Great Britain at Bradfield College. Bolkiah has been described as “the richest footballer in the world”, with an estimated net worth of US$20 billion / ~ £17.8 billion.

Faiq currently plays as a midfielder for Thai club Chonburi. He has served as the captain of the Brunei national team.

Current team Chonburi
Number 11

Youth career
2008–2009 A.F.C. Newbury
2009–2011 Southampton
2014–2015 Chelsea
2016–2020 Leicester City

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020–2021 Marítimo B 3 (0)
2021– Chonburi 21 (1)

National team
2013 Brunei U19 5 (1)
2018 Brunei U21 3 (0)
2015–2019 Brunei U23 14 (1)
2016–2018 Brunei 6 (1)


British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s firm Ineos has officially stated an interest in buying Manchester United.

United’s owners the Glazer family said in November that they were considering selling the club as they “explore strategic alternatives”.
Ineos said the company had “formally put ourselves into the process”.
Ratcliffe made an unsuccessful late £4.25bn offer to buy Chelsea last year after Russian owner Roman Abramovich put the London club up for sale.

Following his failure to acquire Chelsea, Ratcliffe said he would have tried to buy United but, after meeting with brothers Joel and Avram Glazer, he stated that they did not want to sell.
However, since then the Glazers have changed their stance and he has now joined the bidding process.


:rotating_light: Sources close to Qatar Sports Investments have confirmed that there is interest in Manchester United.

It is also expected that a consortium will emerge from Saudi Arabia, despite the Saudi Public Investment Fund already owning Newcastle.

(:writing_hand: @AdamCrafton_)



:rotating_light: The investors who are going to bid for Manchester United are worth £335 BILLION… :exploding_head::qatar:

(Source: Daily Mail Sport)


:rotating_light: Main points of the Qatari takeover bid for Man Utd:

:black_small_square:Keen on quick conclusion
:black_small_square:Family is worth $335bn
:black_small_square:£8b + redevelopment not an issue
:black_small_square:Confident of winning
:black_small_square:Only want a full takeover
:black_small_square:Emir of Qatar is big Utd fan
:black_small_square:Fan engagement at the heart

(Source: Daily Mail)


:rotating_light: It is believed that direct conversations with the Manchester United hierarchy have taken place with Qatari investors.

The PSG owners, QSI, are not involved in those discussions.

(Source: @Lawton_Times, @martynziegler)


:rotating_light: The Qatari investors, seeking to buy Manchester United, would not only redevelop Old Trafford, but also the vast swathes of land surrounding the stadium that are owned by the club.

(Source: @MikeKeegan_DM)


:rotating_light: Elon Musk is believed to be interested in making a £4.5bn move to buy Manchester United. :moneybag::exploding_head:

(Source: @MailSport)


:rotating_light: Saudi Arabian investors have entered the race to buy Manchester United.

They feel they can better the Qatari and Sir Jim’s bids! :saudi_arabia:

(Source: @TeleFootball)



:rotating_light: INEOS - owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe - has officially submitted its bid to buy Manchester United.

United fan Sir Jim was born in Manchester and is hoping this can be a deciding factor.

(Source: @BBCSport)


Qataris submit bid for United.


British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has officially submitted his bid to buy Manchester United, reports Telegraph Sport


Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank, has confirmed his bid to purchase 100% of Manchester United.


:studio_microphone: Xavi on Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s takeover of Manchester United:

“He’s a very good person, very serious and would be a good option for Manchester United.”

(Source: @TheAthleticFC)



:rotating_light: Manchester United’s takeover could be delayed as current owners the Glazers want a higher fee of £6bn for the club.

[Source: Guardian]