Manchester United takeover latest as Gary Neville point contested by ex-teammate 4 days ago

Catch up with the latest news, rumours and headlines regarding the club's proposed takeover.

Manchester United are still owned by the Glazer family.

Manchester United are still owned by the Glazer family as the much-maligned Americans weigh up the two offers to buy their shares and assume control at Old Trafford.

Proposals headed-up by Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe - via his INEOS company - have yet to be accepted and United remain at a crossroads off-the-pitch. That means the Premier League giants are still being led from the top by the Glazer family.

As things stand, there's no breakthrough on the horizon. However, there are one or two interesting snippets doing the rounds as we take a closer look at the latest takeover news and headlines.

Cole disagrees with Neville's takeover point

The former United striker, Andy Cole, reckons that players should be able to focus on their football amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the takeover.

Frustration continues to grow among United supporters regarding the Glazers and the proposed sale. It has been nearly 10 months since the American family announced plans to 'explore strategic alternatives', but there has been little progress made.

That anger has been compounded by poor performances on the pitch, with Erik ten Hag's side losing three of their opening five Premier League matches. After the defeat at Arsenal, Gary Neville insisted the drawn-out process was impacting players, but Cole disagrees with that standpoint.

Europe more important amid takeover saga?

The start of yet another Champions League journey is always of importance to United.

A club the stature of United needs to be seen to be competing with Europe's finest on the grandest stage. While expectations are modest for that return, there are still standards which Ten Hag's misfiring side will need to reach.

However, rarely has it been more important for United to give a good showing in the competition.

Firstly, there is the 'small matter' of needing to address their slump in form. But perhaps there are more important, long-term reasons why so much is riding on Europe this season, including the takeover saga.

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