Man United Not For Sale And Gill Underestimates The Fans

Sports News - May 09, 2010
Today the Manchester United released a short statement, which has reiterated that the club is not for sale. Not only that but United Chief Executive David Gill has said that he believes the Green and Gold army is only a ‘minority’ who will ‘go away’.

The board statement read:

"The board noted recent press speculation regarding a possible bid for Manchester United. The owners remain fully committed to their long-term ownership of the club. Manchester United is not for sale and the owners will not entertain any offers."

Recent press speculation? This speculation has been going on for months and the board will have known that. As for the Glazers not even entertaining any offers then that’s rubbish, everyone has their price.

This isn’t actually news; they’ve said it before and they will probably say it again.

If the club is sold, there wouldn’t be a quick fix but hopefully the new owners (whether it’s the Red Knights or not) wouldn’t bleed the club dry by taking millions of pounds out for their own benefit.

Gill has had his say on the Green and Gold campaign:

“The green and gold campaign and the momentum behind that can get a bit tiring.”

“We understand people's desire to protest and I think it is a minority. It's a visible minority in the stadium.”

From what I’ve seen and read, it’s not a minority. Even Bayern Munich fans had a banner saying “Love United, Hate Glazer” when United played them in the Champions League.

“I think that [the green and gold] minority will go away. A lot of people understand what it means but a lot of them don't.”

A lot of people didn’t understand the reasons behind the campaign and he’s right, some still don’t but people are learning and becoming more aware of the situation.

This is the same campaign that has got a lot of media attention and will be part of the BBC Panorama investigation into Man United’s finances, which will air next month. Is it really just going to go away? No it isn’t, it’s going to continue to grow as more and more fans realise what’s going on at the club.

Fans aren’t stupid and only want what’s best for the club, maybe the board should listen to what the supporters want.

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