Most news outlets have dismissed claims MUFC will be bought by Saudi Royals. Despite this The Mirror states there is genuine interest which is not a problem for the prince who has an estimated net worth of £850 billion, the majority of which comes from oil.
Saudi money has already made a difference to British football. Look at Manchester City.
Reporters will be weary about reporting in a negative light since Saudi Arabia is facing very difficult questions relating to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the crown prince. The journalist disappeared and was last seen entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in early October.
The country’s state TV has announced the journalist died in a “fist fight” inside the embassy. This follows two weeks of denials that Saudi Arabia had any involvement in his disappearance.
The Mirror newspaper points out that the current owners of MUFC, the Glazer family, will no doubt want this situation to play out before they enter into any further discussions.
It’s mixed opinions on social media.
The Guardian reported recently that the Glazer family had drained £1 billion from the club in interest, fees, dividends and other costs since they became owners over 13 years ago.
Some fans are hopeful a cash injection can buy them trophies. Other fans do not welcome the news.