Glazers rubbish sale talk

25 May 2007 09:06
Malcolm Glazer has no intention of selling Manchester United, according to a spokesman for the club's American billionaire owner. Stories in Friday's newspapers suggested Glazer was looking to offload United just two years after completing his controversial £850million buyout at Old Trafford. Glazer had reportedly realised he couldn't make as much money out of the newly-crowned Premiership champions as he had originally planed. However, after rejecting similar claims on the final day of the recently completed Premiership campaign, a spokesman for the Florida-based family has reiterated their commitment to United. "The Glazer family have a long-term commitment to Manchester United and that is not going to change," confirmed the spokesman. "Quite simply, they are not interested in selling the club. Why would they? "They are determined to make United more successful, both on and off the pitch." Meanwhile, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to invest £18million of Glazer's money with reports suggesting he is poised to complete the signing of Owen Hargreaves before the weekend. The Bayern Munich and England midfielder was at United's Carrington training ground on Thursday with his agent to discuss personal terms with chief executive David Gill. Hargreaves is expected to put pen to paper on a four-year deal to bring to an end a ten-month transfer chase for Ferguson.

Source: ESA