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Michael Knighton confirms planned bid to buy Manchester United from Glazers

Former Manchester United director Michael Knighton has confirmed that he is planning to submit a formal bid to buy the club from the Glazer family.

The Glazer family are once again in focus at the beginning of the new season. A small number of Manchester United fans protested ahead of their opening weekend clash with Brighton on Sunday.

There has since been talk of another planned protest to take place when Liverpool and Manchester United clash later this month.

Protests in the past, though, appear to have little real impact on the Glazers, and it is obvious to most that the only way Manchester United will ever be a top, top club again is if someone else buys the club from the Glazer family.

One man who is at least planning to do so is Michael Knighton:

“We are a club in crisis and we all know the reason why,” Knighton told Man Utd The Religion. “We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football.

“Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives. I am making good progress, continuing to talk to the people, I have got some good pledges and good finance.

“And frankly, the fans worldwide have had enough of this regime. The exciting feeling of a new season, which we all have, and that balloon of excitement that is there, it was all burst when we quickly saw the performance against Brighton. The club is in crisis and it will remain in crisis while we have this current ownership.”

Knighton added: “We need to rid our football club of this ownership as they have had their day, time has run out and we have had 17 years of disappointment, really. It is time for them to go.

“They have to stop drawing these huge dividends out of the club. We have to stop paying these huge debt servicing costs. It is time for them to sell.

“Putting this bid together, I don’t need to be the front person, I don’t need to be the spokesperson. I just want to see our Manchester United Football Club in the hands of proper football people with proper vision.

“We need to repair our stadium and put our club back where it belongs. We are in crisis and it won’t alter until they go.”

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