With their win over Leicester City, Manchester United has cemented their place in the Premier League title battle.
The Red Devils are now third in the rankings, just five points behind current leaders Arsenal, despite having played one more game. They now face a crucial week in their season, with a Europa League match against Barcelona coming up in midweek, while Erik ten Hag prepares his team for the Carabao Cup against Newcastle.
Nevertheless, there is a lot going on off the field, with several groups working to execute a takeover at Old Trafford. With that said, here are the most recent club headlines from the previous 24 hours.
The Glazers could remain at Old Trafford.
According to reports, Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, may maintain a share in the club if Elliott Investment Management is picked as the new investor.
According to ESPN, Elliott, who is interested in providing funding rather than executing a full acquisition, may offer the Glazers the opportunity to stay. This is despite the family, who also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, remaining unpopular with portions of United’s support.
Meanwhile, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani have made formal takeover bids.
Attwell sacking demanded
Garth Crooks has demanded that referee Stuart Attwell be fired after he failed to dismiss Marcel Sabitzer in the weekend’s triumph against Leicester. The Bayern Munich loanee collided with Wout Faes but evaded additional punishment.
“Premier League referee Stuart Attwell should be removed from his duties,” he stated. He let Manchester United’s Marcel Sabitzer stay on the field after the worst tackle I’ve seen in years without even a warning.
“To make matters worse, Attwell then booked Leicester City’s Nampalys Mendy for two perfectly legitimate tackles.”
Rashford backed to put an end to a decade-long wait
Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes Marcus Rashford, who has scored 30 goals this season, might become the first Red Devil to do it in a decade.
The striker is now on 24 goals for the term following his brace against Leicester. “He [Rashford] should be aiming for 30 goals,” former Red Devil Owen stated after the game. Six more goals in his current form.
“We’re just halfway through the season, there are still a lot of huge games, and Manchester United is still in almost every competition.”