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Rozay

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For all the will in the world, I’m struggling to see any realistic buyers for our club that have the right money, pass a fit and proper test and do not breach anti-competition legislation.

Be that as it may, looks as good a time as any. So, realistically, who are out options?
 

VorZakone

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Realistically speaking? The Saudi's I guess, though I have no idea what a fit-and-proper test means in practice.
 

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It doesn't need to be one. Just put the entire shares in the stock market, and let people buy them.

If it has to be a single owner, I can see only MbS or some Chinese (possibly government-backed) businessman. We are too costly (and football is not profitable enough) for anything else except for people who would want United as a propaganda machine.
 

Rozay

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Realistically speaking? The Saudi's I guess, though I have no idea what a fit-and-proper test means in practice.
Well if they were blocked from buying Newcastle?...
 

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The Saudi's are going to be all over his, this is their perfect chance to pounce. Whether that is what people want is another thing, but after this whole saga, I could well see alot of fans welcoming them for their rescue from the Glazers.
 

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Think the best route is to re-list the club. Would be open to being taken over again, but maybe the government might actually require fan participation in ownership which would prevent that.
 

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It doesn't need to be one. Just put the entire shares in the stock market, and let people buy them.

If it has to be a single owner, I can see only MbS or some Chinese (possibly government-backed) businessman. We are too costly (and football is not profitable enough) for anything else except for people who would want United as a propaganda machine.
Exactly! Get Neville, Beckham and a consortium plus the rest bought by fans.
 

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Could Beckham lead a consortium? He's rich as feck...
Becks, consortium of other rich blokes. Nowhere near rich enough. If you are a mere ‘businessman’ this makes absolutely no sense, unless you want to be like Kroenke and invest nothing.
 

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Whoever can convince a bank to lend them a few billion and execute a new leveraged buy out.
 

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Anyone but the Saudis. They must be resisted with the same vehemence as the shitty super league.
 

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If they sell, I think any new owner will be met with massive skepticism now. I think all of British football has woken up to these billionaire owners after a lot of benefit of the doubt.