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Manchester United owner Avram Glazer breaks silence on potentially selling the club and Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United Avram Glazer has finally broken his silence on the owners potentially selling the club 17 years after buying the Premier League giants. Glazer also thanked Ronaldo for his contributions to the club.

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Glazer said that the board is looking into different strategic alternatives (Courtesy: Reuters)

In Short

  • Manchester United on Tuesday announced that the Glazers were looking into selling the club
  • Avram Glazer said the board is looking into strategic alternatives
  • Avram Glazer also thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for his contributions to the club

By India Today Web Desk:

Manchester United owner Avram Glazer has finally broken his silence on potentially putting the club for sale and on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tuesday was a big day for United as the club announced that the owners, the Glazers, were looking into putting the club up for sale after 17 years after buying the Premier League giants.

Avram and Joel were quoted as saying on the official website, they would be looking into all the options and evaluating them to ensure the best for the fans and the club.

“We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the Club today and in the future. Throughout this process we will remain fully focused on serving the best interests of our fans, shareholders, and various stakeholders,” said Glazers.

Sky Sports interviewed Avram on Wednesday night, where he further said that the board went through a process and they have been looking at different strategic alternatives.

"The board went through a process and it’s been decided to look at different strategic alternative and that’s what we are doing," said Avram Glazer.

When asked if it was the right time to sell United, Glazer reaffirmed that the club is looking at all alternatives and they will see where it will lead to.

"Once again, we’re going through a process. We’re going to look at all strategic alternatives and we’ll see where it leads us," said Avram Glazer.

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Tuesday also saw United terminate their contract with Ronaldo after the Portuguese forward's explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Glazer said that Ronaldo was a great player for the club and thanked him for his contributions to the Red Devils.

"I’m going to tell about Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s a great Manchester United player. I appreciate everything he’s done for the club and wish him the best for the future," said Avram Glazer.