The ongoing FIFA World Cup is not being able to keep Manchester United off the headlines. A report by Sky Sports suggests that the club’s owners, the Glazer family, are planning to sell the same, bringing an end to their 17-year reign. The United fans were never happy with the Glazers, and had on many occasions protested against the American family regarding their approach to running the club.

The news comes right after United revealed that they have terminated the contract of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo after he came out with a scathing attack against the club and its management in an interview with British TV host Piers Morgan.

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The Sky Sports report says that insiders are saying the Glazers have already asked investment bankers to look for ways in which a partial or complete sale can be arranged. They are also looking at the possibility of bringing on third-party investors.

The Glazers have agreed that the club is in need of new infrastructure, a point that was also highlighted by Ronaldo during his interview with Morgan. If they plan to bring in some fresh investment in the form of a partial sale, the money can be used to develop Old Trafford into a world-class venue and inject the squad with the right forward now that Ronaldo has been shown the door.

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Manchester United have not yet recovered from the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson that brought an end to their almost two-decade-long reign over English football. The club are now in their ninth season without a Premier League title.

In the meanwhile, clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal have carved themselves out to be the forces to be reckoned with when it comes to English football. If Manchester United want to regain their place as one of the most dominant sides in European football, things, including ownership, need to change at Stretford End.