曼聯:"如果格雷澤要離開,大多數球迷都會歡迎。

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曼聯:"如果格雷澤要離開,大多數球迷都會歡迎。

格拉澤斯將曼聯視為一項金融投資,這一點從來沒有任何真正的爭議。

在或多或少的程度上--聯合主席喬爾和阿夫拉姆是投資最多的--他們對足球方面感興趣,但主要目的是賺錢,他們已經成功了。

為此,有幾個問題讓格雷澤認為現在是試水退出的好時機。

首先,歐洲超級聯賽的計劃被扼殺了。雖然巴塞羅那、尤文圖斯和皇家馬德里堅持認為它將通過法院獲得許可,但其最初的形式已經結束--隨之而來的是它的財富。

然後,沙特阿拉伯對紐卡斯爾的支持在英超聯賽中創造了更多的競爭,最終在歐洲。

再加上老特拉福德球場改裝所需的巨額投資--以及俱樂部卡靈頓訓練場的改進--在短期內,經營一個有競爭力的曼聯,將是非常昂貴的。

為此,切爾西在夏天以42.5億英鎊的價格出售,開始顯得非常有吸引力。

格雷澤爾家族自從2005年收購曼聯的那一天起,就沒有成為受歡迎的老闆。

如果他們要離開,大多數球迷都會歡迎。然而,鑑於可能的銷售價格,他們的所有權夢想可能是不現實的。

而且,即使一個童年的支持者球迷吉姆-拉特克利夫爵士跟進他的夏季計劃,試圖購買俱樂部,他也不太可能是唯一感興趣的一方。在短期內,老特拉福德的未來可能只是帶來更多的不確定性。


There has never been any real dispute that the Glazers see Manchester United as a financial investment.

To a greater or lesser degree - co-chairmen Joel and Avram being the most invested - they are interested in the football side but the main aim is to make money, which they have succeeded at.

To that end, a few issues have conspired to make the Glazers think now is a good time to test the water with regard to an exit.

First, the European Super League plan was killed off. Whilst Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid are adamant it will get clearance through the courts, in its original form, it is done - and with it, the riches that would have come from it.

Then, Saudi Arabia's backing of Newcastle creates more competition within the Premier League and, eventually, Europe.

Added to the huge investment required on an Old Trafford refit - and improvements at the club's Carrington training ground - running a competitive United, in the short-term, is going to be very costly.

To that end, the £4.25bn Chelsea was sold for in the summer starts to look very attractive.

The Glazers have not been popular owners since the day they bought United in 2005.

If they are to leave, most fans would welcome it. However, given the likely selling price, their dream of ownership may be unrealistic.

And, even if a boyhood supporter fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe follows up his summer plan to attempt to buy the club, he is unlikely to be the only interested party. In the short-term, the future at Old Trafford may just bring more uncertainty.

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