On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an Emir from Qatar.
If it’s between this and Jimmy, which it seems to be, I prefer this by far.
The main guy seems to be an actual United fan which is nice. Unlike Jim who has a Chelsea season ticket.
In an ideal world no club would be owned by a state but seeing as that ship has sailed, my personal take is we should just make the best of it. No point shooting ourselves in the foot.
Sounds like they’re willing to come in, clear the debt, invest in the stadium, invest in the wider community. They’ve said they wouldn’t be interested in profiting from the club (they have no need to) whereas with almost any other owner that wouldn’t be the case.
I genuinely think basically any company/group with billions at its disposal isn’t going to be squeaky clean.
There’s obviously a lot to dislike about the way Qatar does things in their country.
However, hand on heart, do I believe buying Man Utd will make change more or less likely back in Qatar?
I’d say the former option for sure. I’m not saying they’ll become Denmark the second they buy us domestic policy wise, but I think if owning us has any impact at all (it probably won’t) it would more likely be in favour of modernisation.
Tldr - Qatar are far from perfect, but then again no potential owners are. I personally accept they’re the best realistic option at the moment.