- Feb 15, 2012
Yeah I did mean to add that, more a get the Glazers to approach him to see if he'd be interested in United when he had that sort of money to invest, rather than him going to them and appearing too keen. More likely to get the club slightly cheaper that way.
There had been quite a lot of rumour that the family were moving more towards a sale. Some of the lesser known siblings felt owning the club was bringing them unwanted grief and that it was a good time to move on from it. Joel and Avram were the ones who were keeping the family together on Utd but apparently the others have decided it's time to move on.
I think the price Chelsea got certainly opened a few eyes to the money that was still out there and maybe made the Glazers and FSG at Liverpool realise now is the time to get out.
There's a UK government regulator coming in to football soon which will create a problem for them and the new FFP rules coming in pretty much allow City/PSG to do what they want. The super league is dead in the water, the premier league is ruled by the 14 poorer clubs, TV/sponsorship contracts have hit a bit of a ceiling, ticket prices aren't going to be able to rise to much either.
I'm not saying the bubble has finally burst with football but it certainly feels like it's reached a bit of a peak how it makes the next jump is probably a problem you want to pass to the next generation of owners.