Manchester United fans protested outside Old Trafford in the build-up to kick-off against Arsenal, continuing to vent frustrations against the Glazers.

Late summer business in the transfer window has changed nobody’s mind. The Glazers are the root of Manchester United’s problems over the past decade.

A report via The Mail last night claims the Glazers are open to a sale. Citing ‘well placed sources’, the newspaper says the Glazers family could sell the club if a £3.75 billion asking price is reached.

This is exactly the kind of report and encouragement Manchester United supporters have been hoping to hear.

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Glazer sale price would fit Sir Jim Ratcliffe

The Mail speculate that a buyer from Dubai may be interested in the Glazers’ purchase price of £3.75 billion.

But it is also very notable that this is a figure already proven to be do-able for prospective buyer Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe expressed interest in Manchester United last month, with a spokesperson for his company, Ineos, telling The Times: “We would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.”

He has already put his cards on the table when it comes to finances, showing he has the funds.

Sky Sports reported that Ratcliffe submitted a £4.25 billion bid to buy Chelsea earlier this year. He was late to the bidding process and his offer was not accepted.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Ratcliffe said he planned to invest £1.75 billion into the club over a 10 year period, bringing a total spend to £6 billion, with this extra money encompassing team and stadium upgrades.

Ratcliffe could afford to buy United, wipe out the club’s debts, and invest in the team, stadium and training ground.

Having a British, Manchester born owner would be ideal for United, and while we won’t get our hopes too high that the Glazers will sell (seeing is believing), this report from The Mail is certainly encouraging, and will fuel calls from the fanbase to attempt to pressure the owners to sell up.

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