Most of the Glazer family have become disenfranchised with Man United and would vote to sell the club if they receive a £4billion offer.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively amid protests at Old Trafford ahead of the club’s with Liverpool.
That comes after the Mirror reported that the Glazers have set a £4bn asking price for the club.
The relationship between fans and owners has often been fractious throughout the Glazers’ near two-decade reign.
But things are in danger of boiling over in the aftermath of the failed European Super League scheme, of which the Glazers were among the main drivers.
And Maguire claimed that a £4bn offer in the current climate would simply be too good to turn down for most of the Glazer clan.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I think £4billion could be the tipping point from the point of view of the Glazers.
“Man United have a very strange share formation. The Glazers have shares that are worth 10 votes each.
“But the shares that you can buy in the New York Stock Exchange only have one vote each. That’s why getting the Glazers on board is so critical.
“They bought the club for £700million. I don’t think that all the Glazer children are in favour of carrying on their investment in Man United.
“Joel Glazer is the driver but the others are happy to collect the dividends. The annual dividends are £22m, which is a pretty low return on the investment.
“I think there could be pressure from the other Glazers at £4bn. The current market value of the club is £2.5bn maximum.
“You’ve got £700m’s worth of debt on top of that, which takes it up to £3bn.
“You add a £1bn premium and I really think you could be looking at a potential sale at that price.”