Manchester United: How Sir Alex Ferguson and the Glazers Will Secure Future

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Manchester United: How Sir Alex Ferguson and the Glazers Will Secure Future
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While in the past it has been suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson and the Glazers have held back Manchester United in the transfer market, the club's financial fortunes are improving fast as its share price hits new highs.

It is entirely understandable that some fans would not want their club to be owned and dictated by anyone else outside their control or influence. Not surprisingly some of the attacks on the Glazers are about the money that has been "taken out of the club".

This takes no account of the massive improvement in commercial and financial success, especially outside the UK. United are now the most valuable sports brand in the world. This cuts no ice with those who formed FC United, of course, who "want their club back".

Just by writing this article the author will, as in the past, be accused in some sections of being a Glazer "apologist", but the simple truth is that Manchester United's finances are being turned round. The day cannot be far off when they become debt free and potentially the strongest football club in the world.

In this article, we simply propose an objective "mid-term" report on the business and finances of the greatest football club in the world.

At a time when green and gold scarves have largely disappeared on match-days at Old Trafford, it is to be hoped that the majority of readers will feel able to form a dispassionate view of the club's prospects going forward.

We do not propose a complex, in-depth view of the finances, simply to complement the excellent work of Jonathan Beever in yesterday's article.

Feel free to come to your own conclusions and put forward your own constructive arguments. 

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