Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim ‘not told’ Man Utd taken off market by Glazers

Manchester United's two possible suitors 'were not told' by the Glazer family United is set to be taken off the market.

Reports emerged over the weekend that the Red Devils were set to be taken off the market by the current owners. Its been ten months since the Glazers announced their intention to sell the club.

In a statement, the Glazer family explained they were open to a partial sale, with a majority stake, or a full sale – which has been at the centre of fans' protests.

Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe emerged as the two frontrunners for the takeover, but, according to the Daily Mail, neither were informed of the latest developments.

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Following the report over the weekend, United's stock plunged by 21% at one stage in the New York Stock Exchange.

However, both parties have disclosed they have not been informed the club will be taken off the market – and talks over a possible sale have continued.

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It's currently believed that both parties have fallen short of the Glazers' current asking price – and talks between the suitors are to try and bridge the financial gap.

Gary Neville fired more shots at the Glazers over the weekend: "It's just a game for them, they think it's a toy," Neville said on his Sky podcast.

"Of course they're going to sell. They're desperate for money. They can't even compete on FFP [Financial Fair Play] anymore. Man Utd are talking like a midtable club when it comes to the transfer market. Man Utd turn over £500million, one of the highest revenue generating clubs in the world.

"Chelsea, Arsenal can sign big players, Man Utd are scrambling around on FFP. I know they've had losses on Covid and that could be thrown as an excuse."

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