The Glazer family intends to stay committed to Manchester United despite interest from many others, according to the club vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Woodward insisted that the American family has no interest in selling all their holdings though they have sold 10% of their shares in the IPO sale in August. This had led to many questions over whether the glazer family wishes to stay committed to this club which has become a global phenomenon.
“There is always interest in this business. It is a phenomenal brand and club, but they are not willing sellers at all, they won’t even engage, they are long-term investors,” Woodward said.
“It’s a very popular business that people have interest in. The answer is: ‘not for sale’. I talk to them [the Glazers] every day and the excitement they have in this club is undiminished and I don’t see them selling completely for many, many years.”
However, Woodward has admitted that he is not sure about the Glazer siblings as either one of them could sell their shares.
“They could – they are a family of six siblings and from time to time, seven to 10 years, who knows if one wants to sell a small piece or not.”
Woodward also told that India and Australia are both shortlisted for Manchester United to tour, this summer.
The club will open a new office on the east coast of the USA to cash in the growing interest in football in North America.