Manchester United Looking for Buyers

Manchester United’s search for investors is likely to result in the club’s complete sale. Following the Premier League giant’s announcement that they were open to outside parties purchasing a stake or the entire team, there are early signs that the latter option is more appealing to those who have expressed an interest. The Glazer family, who own United Airlines, is still open to all possibilities. The cost of re-developing Old Trafford or building a new stadium, as well as the possibility of a significant upgrade to the training facility will be enormous for now.

Even though the sums involved do not appear to rule out new ownership, some have wondered if that is the case. The situation remains to be in its infancy even though the announcement was made in November. Access to the club’s finances has been granted to those who have expressed interest and signed confidentiality agreements. It is understood that the situation, which is being managed by the Raine Group, a US merchant bank, will progress to a more formal stage within the next three to four weeks. (more…)


Manchester United have been joined by AC Milan in the race for PSV Eindhoven forward and Holland international Cody Gakpo, according to Fichajes (h/t Manchester Evening News). The 23-year-old has been in fine form for the Eredivisie outfit this season. In the recent transfer window, the Red Devils were linked with a move for the winger. However, a deal did not end up materializing. Such have been Gakpo’s performances in the 2022/23 campaign that Spanish giants are keeping an eye on the forward. The 23-year-old is also expected to be on the plane to Qatar to play a part for the Netherlands at the World Cup.

Gakpo has already hit double figures for both goals and assists this season. In 18 appearances in all competitions for PSV, the Holland international has found the back of the net 13 times and given 11 assists. United signed Antony from Ajax in the recent transfer window for £85 million. The Brazilian has had a quick start to life in Manchester. The 22-year-old scored in his first three Premier League appearances for the Red Devils. Antony scored on his debut against Arsenal in the 3-1 victory at Old Trafford. Since then, the winger has had his ups and downs. However, the Brazilian has great potential. (more…)

Manchester United boss defends Marcus Rashford’s gametime

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended the amount of gametime Marcus Rashford has received under his management. The 20-year-old scored for England during the recent internationals against both Spain and Switzerland and this had brought criticism over Mourinho’s handling of him at Old Trafford.

However, speaking ahead of the Watford game, Mourinho appeared to counteract the criticism by citing that Rashford has played more first-team football with United when compared to other graduates at their respective clubs, he said: “People speaking about his minutes, they are a bit confused. Marcus Rashford is not [Liverpool striker] Dominic Solanke. He’s not [Chelsea midfielder] Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He’s not [Everton forward] Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He’s Marcus Rashford, Manchester United player, with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions.”