Michael Knighton claims his Manchester United takeover bid is ‘moving ahead as planned’


Michael Knighton promises his Manchester United takeover bid is ‘moving forward as planned’ with ‘much likely on driving the scenes’, immediately after stating last month the Glazers will be absent up coming calendar year

Michael Knighton has claimed that his aim to submit a bid for Manchester United is ‘moving ahead as planned’.

Knighton served on United’s board of directors following becoming included in a unsuccessful takeover of the club in 1989.

It emerged final thirty day period that the 70-calendar year-aged is hunting to purchase United, with several of the club’s supporters hugely annoyed with the present-day owners, the Glazer loved ones.  

Michael Knighton claims that his aim to bid for Manchester United is moving forward as planned 

Knighton tweeted: ‘Thank you ALL for the superb messages of help. There is much likely on at the rear of the scenes. Matters are transferring forward as planned.I apologise I can’t be on this platform extra, just bogged down in conferences. God bless & each and every superior desire to all of you. Yr assistance is drastically appreciated.’

Knighton has but to make a concrete provide for United but he indicated that matters are transferring in the proper course.

Sir James Ratcliffe, whose web worth is approximated by Forbes to be about £14billion, has the backing of Knighton.

Thank you ALL for the fantastic messages of support. There is a lot heading on at the rear of the scenes.Items are relocating ahead as prepared.I apologise I can’t be on this platform additional,just bogged down in meetings.God bless & each superior want to all of you.Yr support is considerably appreciated

— Michael Knighton (@RealMKnighton) September 17, 2022

Knighton tried to buy Manchester United over 30 years ago and was chairman-elect

Knighton tried to invest in Manchester United above 30 several years back and was chairman-elect

In an job interview with Gentleman United The Religion last thirty day period, Knighton reported: ‘We are a club in crisis and we all know the purpose why. We have an inept and frankly ineffective possession who know minimal about this match of football.

‘Everyone is aware of that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my goal and all those are my objectives. I am making great progress, continuing to chat to the people, I have received some good pledges and superior finance.

‘We are now operating on the present doc. Keep in mind, it is a hostile bid – that basically signifies that the club isn’t formally for sale. But my intention is to existing these homeowners with a legitimate, powerful and business provide to say: ‘You have run out of street, it truly is time (to) go, because your time is up’.

Knighton previously suggested that the Glazer family will leave United within a year

Knighton formerly proposed that the Glazer spouse and children will depart United in a calendar year

‘And frankly, the enthusiasts around the world have experienced more than enough of this routine. The fascinating emotion of a new season, which we all have, and that balloon of pleasure that is there, it was all burst when we quickly observed the performance against Brighton. The club is in crisis and it will continue to be in disaster though we have this current possession.’

Knighton suggested that there are similarities between United’s present situation and what transpired in 1989.

He told The Day by day Mail: ‘There are solid comparisons concerning Manchester United in 1989 and Manchester United now, aside from the figures included turning out to be a lot more substantial.

‘United was a failing business enterprise in ’89, they under no circumstances built any revenue. When I was juggling that ball, they’d just announced losses of £1.3m on a turnover of £7m. The lovers hated the Edwards loved ones [the owners] and they hadn’t won the league for 22 decades.’

Knighton also proposed that the Glazers will have remaining United by future year.

He mentioned: ‘United will expense a high quality in excessive of their share for the reason that of its identify and historical past. Yet the homeowners have harmed the manufacturer and lumbered it with financial debt. A affordable rate would be very well less than the noted £4.5bn they at the time turned down.

‘The Glazers will know they are driving the benefit of their own asset down. They will not possess Manchester United this time upcoming 12 months.’