Manchester United owners the Glazers have a new reason to sell the club

MANCHESTER UNITED owners the Glazers were thrust in the spotlight during the club’s defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday.

As Manchester United’s match with Middlesbrough played out, an announcement inside Old Trafford was made.

No food and no drinks were available for sale and that led to supporters, inevitably, calling for the Glazers to go.

With the club lurching from one crisis to another, the defeat to Chris Wilder’s side on Friday night gives the Americans yet another reason to walk away.

Manchester United have never been worse in the modern era.

They did struggle many years ago, even being relegated at one point, but Sir Alex Ferguson managed to re-awaken a sleeping giant and dominate English football for the best part of two decades.

Ever since the Scot walked away in 2013, however, the Red Devils have fallen apart.

They were poor under David Moyes yet there was a sense not all of the problems were on the Scot.

Significant investment was needed.Louis van Gaal got backing and won the FA Cup but the style of football was torrid.

Boring, if we’re being brutally honest.Jose Mourinho won two trophies in the EFL Cup and Europa League but, like a Dementor from Harry Potter, drained the positivity of players in his squad prior to losing his job in December 2018.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raised spirits but that’s about it.

There was no trophy, only a Europa League final, prior to his sacking in November.

Now, United are strutting their stuff under Ralf Rangnick.Yet for all the talent in their squad, United are still lurching from one crisis to another.

Rangnick has won six of his first 11 games in charge. They’ve lost twice in that time, to Wolves in the league then to Middlesbrough on Friday.

And, of course, the Glazers are partly to blame. The Americans have allowed a giant to sleep for far too long, even if it’s worth noting they’ve spent plenty of money along the way.

As they were booed on Friday, it’s clear they have another reason to sell the club.Their product is damaged.

United are damaged. United no more.The Glazers have made plenty of money from the Red Devils, further boosting their finances behind the scenes.But United are so poor, now, the profits will start to dry up.

Especially if the club end up missing out on the Champions League once again.It’s already starting now. Manchester City, for the first time, overtook the Red Devils in revenue last season.

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