Knights renew commitment as Gill faces up to long-term protest

The Red Knights insist that they are committed to bringing supporter ownership to Manchester United despite reports that the consortium’s bid is effectively over amid in-fighting and disagreement. The group of super-rich Unite fans, led by Goldman Sach’s Jim O’Neil, said on Friday that it intends to bid for the club only if Glazers’ price […]

This bid isn’t dead, it’s just pining

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To paraphrase, Manchester United fans may wish to register a complaint. The Red Knights’ bid that fans bought into not six months ago is dead. Passed on, no more, ceased to be and gone to meet its maker. For the 150,000 fans who signed up to MUST and waved green and gold protest scarves this […]

Anatomy of a bid

The revelation in the Guardian – effectively confirmed by an ever-changing Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) statement – of serious divisions within the Red Knights comes as a blow to many supporters. Already considered a long-shot, a successful bid for the club by the Knights now appears utterly dead. The consortium’s limp-wristed, one-line statement of […]

Shining Knights risk tarnished reputations

Stories of the Red Knights’ imminent demise amid in-fighting and a realisation that the Glazer family will not accept an offer this summer are wide of the mark, according to the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST). The trust, now more than 157,000 strong, dismissed newspaper reports of the Knights’ failure as little more than spin. […]

MUST dismisses Glazer bid talk

Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) chief executive Duncan Drasdo has dismissed reports that the Glazer family turned down a £1.5 billion offer for the club as “desperate PR spin.” Almost identical reports in the Times, Guardian and Telegraph today suggest the offer came from an unnamed Middle East consortium late last year. MUST, which will […]

Red Knights bid before World Cup

The Red Knights consortium of super-rich Manchester United supporters will make a formal offer for the club to the Glazer family before the start of the FIFA World Cup on 11 June. The expected £1.2 billion offer, which will include the £504 million bond, will test the Glazer family’s insistence that the club is not […]

Red Knights “bid terms agreed”

Sky Sports News reports today that the Red Knights consortium has agreed terms of a formal offer to buy Manchester United. Rant expects the formal bid to the Glazer family in June. SSN reports that the group, led by Goldman Sachs Jim O’Neil, agreed the terms of their expected £1.2 billion bid, which will include […]

IMUSA calls for ST boycott but groups still split

Glazer protest

The Independent Manchester United Supporters Association (IMUSA) has called for fans to renew season tickets late – if at all – as the campaign to force the Glazer family out gathers momentum. United’s oldest supporters’ group has come closest to calling for a full boycott by urging season ticket holders to starve the Glazer family […]

Glazers “will sell” as exec box list leaked

Executive Box

Duncan Drason, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) chairman, insists that the Glazer family will sell admin uncertainty over the club’s finances. Drasdo, who has led the campaign against the Glazer family in recent months, insists that the Glazer family will not walk away from a profit if the Red Knights bid comes to fruition […]

10 questions for the Red Knights

Jim O'Neil

The Red Knights group of wealthy Manchester United supporters will unveil their plans to buy the club, with supporters set to discover how the investors will finance a summer bid. The Knights will offer the Glazers around £700 million for the club, with the £500 million bond retained. But the minimal details pose more questions […]