The Glazers are planning to sell Manchester United outright and are confident they will, given the interest already emerging in the club, sources have confirmed. 90min.
Announcing their decision to consider their position, United stated that a partial sale and minority investment would also be considered, but it is clear that the Glazer family expects to sell in full.
United have appointed Raine Group as their senior advisers to oversee the sale, and they were given the role after managing the recent sale of Chelsea.
Raine Group has already settled questions about United and is setting minimum requirements that interested parties must meet in order to move forward with the talks.
A fixed sale price has not been announced, although sources have told 90min that they think the club could cost more than £8 billion.
There is interest in it from all over the world, but while there are strong links coming from the United States, ties to David Beckham have grown in recent hours.
90min has been informed that a number of potential bidders believe it would be of great benefit to include Beckham in their bids and gain his approval. The former Manchester United midfielder has already been inundated with offers to join and is considering his position.
As for taking United back into British hands, Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe – a United fan who has previously spoken to the Glazers about investing – is expected to play for the club but insists he doesn’t spend too much will pay for an investment.