By Frank McAvennie

23rd Apr, 2023 | 10:03am

Pundit makes 'huge' Man United claim as Glazers could now stay

Frank McAvennie has claimed the Glazer family have “no pride” and don’t deserve to be in charge of Man United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said he wants to see owners at Old Trafford that will treat the club like the “institution” it is.

Joel and Avram Glazer put the club up for sale last year and had been open to offers with the potential for a full takeover of the club.

But, according to ESPN (17 April), the pair are increasingly confident that they will be able to secure the outside investment needed to allow them to stay on as owners.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani is fronting a Qatari bid and Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also in the running to buy the club from the Glazers, but the current owners are believed to be confident they will acquire the funds they need to remain in charge.

McAvennie insisted United needs new owners.

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I think that the Glazers do not have any pride, I do not think they care about the fans,” he told Football Insider.

I think Man United is a commodity to them, I think it is a business. Football is not like any other business, it is the only job in the world that they pay you for failure. But if you run it like a normal business you will not get anywhere.

Man United is an institution, I would just like to see somebody come in and treat it like that.

They are a huge, worldwide club and they do not deserve to be lagging.

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