UFC legend Conor McGregor has said he will do “great things” with Manchester United if he buys the club.
The Premier League club is owned by the American Glazer family, which fans have been protesting against since their debt buyout in 2005. Protests have escalated in recent weeks after news of the failed European Super League was reported.
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ESL was announced on April 19, sparking widespread anger in the football world. April 20 McGregor tweeted: “Hey guys, I’m thinking of buying Manchester United! What do you think?”
The UFC fighter was asked by a fan on Twitter if he still intended to buy the club.
“A conversation first took place regarding Celtic to be honest. To acquire shares of Dermot Desmond,” he has answered.
“I’m definitely interested in acquiring a sports team at some point! Celtic and Man United are teams that I like. But I’m open. I feel like I could do great things for a club . “
However, any McGregor take-over bid would require additional funding Freelance estimating his net worth between 120 and 180 million pounds sterling to 300 million dollars. Forbes puts United at Â£ 3 billion.
United fans have expressed strong opposition to their property in recent weeks, including breaking into club Carrington’s training ground, invading Old Trafford grounds and forcing the postponement of their game against Liverpool as well as a boycott of the club sponsors.
United owner Joel Glazer released a statement just after the ESL debacle in April to apologize to fans and followed up with another open letter on May 7 that said he “cared deeply” club.
“I want to reassure you that my family and I care deeply about Manchester United and feel a deep sense of responsibility to protect and strengthen its long-term strength, while respecting its values ââand traditions,” the letter read. published Friday.
âOur top priority is, and always will be, to compete for the most important trophies, to play entertaining football with a squad made up of top-level rookies and some of the best local talent in the world. Under Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], we feel that we are absolutely on the right track. “