Nargis Than Shwe

Thank God the Glazers didn’t sell United

Can there be anything worse than Manchester United being owned by the Glazer family? Many will say that the Americans are as bad as it can possibly get but don’t you believe it. How about being owned by a military dictator? According to a secret document leaked by whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, the club may have come close to being taken over by the leader of Burma’s military junta Nargis Than Shwe, commander in chief of the armed forces and a fan of United. According to a cable from the US embassy in Rangoon, he was urged to mount a £634million takeover bid by his grandson.

Thank God the Glazers didn't sell United

Can there be anything worse than Manchester United being owned by the Glazer family? Many will say that the Americans are as bad as it can possibly get but don’t you believe it. How about being owned by a military dictator? According to a secret document leaked by whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, the club may have come close to being taken over by the leader of Burma’s military junta Nargis Than Shwe, commander in chief of the armed forces and a fan of United. According to a cable from the US embassy in Rangoon, he was urged to mount a £634million takeover bid by his grandson.