Avram Glazer ‘is set to make a rare appearance in Man United’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle at Wembley’… less than 10 days after the club received bids from Qatari Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos
Avram Glazer is reportedly planning to make a rare appearance on Sunday by attending Manchester United’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle at Wembley.
It comes amid the Glazer family potentially selling the club after a controversial, indebted 18 years at Old Trafford.
Glazer’s presence at Wembley would undoubtedly create more tension among United fans – who have continued to express their anger at the club’s owners even since talks of a sale first began.
The club received indicative bids last Friday, with chemical company INEOS, led by long-time fan Jim Ratcliffe, and Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani confirming they had made an offer.
Glazer – who has not appeared at a United game since the Red Devils’ 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton on the opening day of the season – wants to see the club try to win a trophy for the first time in six years, according to Unpleasant The athletic.
Avram Glazer (left), pictured with brother Joel (right), reportedly planning to attend Man United’s Carabao Cup final on Sunday
Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group have submitted bids to buy Manchester United
During his last appearance at United, he and his brother Bryan were met with large banners reading: ‘Fight greed. Fight for United. Fight Glazers’ and ‘We want our club back.’
Banners displaying United’s traditional gold and green colors and anti-Glazer chants continued to be unveiled and heard in the Old Trafford stands in recent weeks.
It’s rare for the American owners to make appearances for United’s games – and it would undoubtedly distract from a big day for both clubs at Wembley.
When the Glazers put the club up for sale in November, it was met with relief by United fans who have always disliked the American family.
While it was clear that the Glazers’ quest for investment in the club would result in a full sale, there has recently been speculation that the family will not relinquish control after all as the proposals submitted fall short of the £6 billion that Raine, the merchant bank that held the talks.
In fact, earlier this week former Man United captain Gary Neville doubled down on his suspicions that the Glazers will stay after the club announced an increase in season ticket prices for the first time in 11 seasons.
Manchester United play Newcastle at Wembley as they look for a first trophy in six years
Manchester United fans have continued to protest the club’s ownership, despite the Glazers’ bids
Fans will be met with a five per cent increase on their season tickets for the 2023-24 season – amid ‘challenging’ cost increases on matchdays.
It has fueled speculation about the Glazers’ intentions, with many wondering why they would suddenly raise prices if they leave.
United legend Neville tweeted: ‘The increase in ticket prices at United is very strange! Why would a salesperson leaving before the next season start introducing something that has brought them more hatred and won’t benefit them!
Any new buyer would most likely freeze the price in the first year to stay on the fan side. It does raise the question of whether they are really going! I have my doubts about actions like this!’
Avram Glazer was last seen watching Manchester United on the opening day of the season