‘The challenge for United is always be to the best in Europe’
If you happen to wake up each morning – as I do, hoping against hope that a surprise headline may appear stating that Qatar Holdings has announced confirmation of its purchase of Manchester United from the Glaziers, you can now forget that slim possibility completely, at least in the short term. When Sir Alex Ferguson revealed details of the second successive pre season tour of the United States in July, he was indirectly making it clear that there’s definitely no change of ownership in the wind.
It’s only a matter of time according to savvy investors. Manchester United’s £250m of 8.75 percent notes due 2017 have gained 5.59 pence since February 8 amid media speculation that the club is in talks with Qatar Holding for a sale. The Arabian Business.com website reported today that “Bonds of Manchester United rose to a record high amid speculation the 18 time English soccer champion may be sold to the Qatari royal family.”