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Glazers: United not for sale

28 May 2010 - 12:16:31

The Glazer family have reacted to recent speculation over their continued ownership of Manchester United by releasing a statement confirming that the club is not for sale.

With the self-styled Red Knights consortium continuing to be linked with a move to take control at Old Trafford, the US-based Glazer family are adamant that they are not about to sell up.

Their statement read: "The board noted recent press speculation regarding a possible bid for Manchester United.

"The owners remain fully committed to their long-term ownership of the club. Manchester United is not for sale and the owners will not entertain any offers."

Red Devils chief executive David Gill had earlier hit out at the ongoing 'green and gold' protests which have become a regular feature at recent United home games.

He told The Independent: "The green and gold campaign and the momentum behind that can get a bit tiring.

"We understand people's desire to protest and I think it is a minority. It's a visible minority in the stadium.

"But a lot of the other fans want to know that the team is playing attractive football, exciting Manchester United-style football, winning football. Who owns it is a bit irrelevant to them.

"I think that minority will go away. A lot of people understand what it means, but a lot of them don't."

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