PROSPECTIVE Manchester United buyer Michael Knighton revealed his aim to submit a bid is “moving forward as planned”.
Knighton, 70, served on the Man Utd board of directors after being involved in a failed takeover of the club in 1989.
Knighton says his aim to submit a bid is ‘moving forward as planned’Credit: PA
Fans have grown frustrated with the Glazer familyCredit: PA
Knighton was present for anti-Glazer protests outside Old TraffordCredit: Reuters
And it emerged last month he was keen to reignite his interest in acquiring Man Utd with fans growing frustrated with current owners, the Glazer family.
Knighton held talks with three billionaires, including Red Devils fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
OGC Nice owner Ratcliffe, whose net worth is estimated by Forbes to be about £14billion, was asked to join a consortium following a failed attempt to buy Chelsea earlier this year.
Knighton issued an update on his plans to buy Man Utd on Twitter, revealing his aim to submit a bid is “moving forward as planned”.
He tweeted: “Thank you ALL for the wonderful messages of support. There is much going on behind the scenes.
“Things are moving forward as planned.
“I apologise I can’t be on this platform more, just bogged down in meetings.
“God bless & every good wish to all of you. Yr support is greatly appreciated.”
Knighton is yet to table an official offer but says United are in crisis as a result of the “inept and frankly useless ownership”.
In an interview with Man United The Religion last month, Knighton said: “We are a club in crisis and we all know the reason why.
“We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football.
‘Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives.
“I am making good progress, continuing to talk to the people, I have got some good pledges and good finance.
‘We are now working on the offer document. Remember, it is a hostile bid – that simply means that the club isn’t officially for sale.
“But my intention is to present these owners with a legitimate, potent and commercial offer to say: ‘You have run out of road, it’s time (to) go, because your time is up’.”
On the pitch, Erik ten Hag is getting a tune out of his team following a poor start to the season.
The Red Devils are sat fifth in the Premier League after six games played.
They’re next in action on October 2 against reigning Prem champions Manchester City.