David Beckham Urges Glaser Family to Sell Manchester United. In an exclusive interview with David Orenstein of The Athletic, football icon David Beckham made a passionate plea for the Glaser family to sell Manchester United and expressed his desire to be involved in any potential takeover. The Glaser family put the club up for sale eight months ago and has since received several bids, including ones from Qatar and Sir Jim Ratcliff. However, the family’s intentions regarding these offers remain unclear.
Beckham, who is renowned for his association with Manchester United during his illustrious playing career, praised the progress made under current manager Erich 10 Haag, describing him as a “breath of fresh air.” Nevertheless, he emphasized that it is time for the Glaser family to step aside, echoing the sentiments of many fans who share the same viewpoint. Beckham stressed the importance of listening to the fans’ desires, stating, “You’ve got to do what the fans want, and the fans seem to want them to go en masse. If you don’t listen to your fans, then it could lead to further problems which the Glazers have already seen.”
The uncertainty surrounding the potential takeover has been a cause of concern for Manchester United supporters, and Beckham emphasized the need for a swift decision. Little information is currently available about the prospective buyers, with Shaik Jassim’s group and Jim Radcliff among the contenders. Additionally, the involvement of minority investors is still shrouded in mystery.
While Beckham revealed that he has not been approached by any of the parties involved, he expressed his willingness to be a part of Manchester United’s future in any capacity due to his deep affection for the club. He acknowledged that the support of the fans is paramount and stated, “Once you lose the fans, especially at a club like Manchester United, it’s hard to get them back.”
Throughout the interview, Beckham displayed appreciation for the Glaser family’s accomplishments, acknowledging their financial success during their tenure. However, he firmly stated that change is necessary, and the need for a fresh direction is evident to all.
The football legend hopes that a decision regarding the club’s ownership will be reached soon, allowing for clarity and stability moving forward. Whether or not he is involved in any future developments, Beckham reaffirmed his unwavering dedication to Manchester United, concluding, “If nobody wants me there, then I’ll continue to be a fan of the club.”
As the Manchester United takeover saga continues to unfold, fans and observers alike eagerly await the Glaser family’s decision and the potential involvement of David Beckham, whose love for the club remains resolute.