UFC legend Conor McGregor has said he will do “big things” with it Manchester United if he would buy the club.
The Premier League club is owned by the American Glazer family, which fans have been protesting against since their leveraged buyout in 2005. The protests have increased in recent weeks the announcement of the failed European Super League.
The ESL was announced on April 19th and caused widespread anger across the world of football. April 20th McGregor tweeted: “Hey guys, I’m thinking of buying Manchester United! What do you think?”
The UFC fighter was asked by a fan on twitter whether he still intended to buy the club.
“To be honest, there was a conversation about Celtic first. To buy shares in Dermot Desmond.” he answered.
“I’m definitely interested in winning a sports team at some point! Both Celtic and Man United are teams that I definitely like. But I’m open. I feel like I could do great things for a club.”
However, any takeover bid from McGregor would require additional funding with that Independent estimate of his net worth anywhere between £ 120- £ 180 million to $ 300 million. Forbes estimates United at £ 3 billion.
United fans have come out strongly against their possessions over the past few weeks, including Break into the club’s training grounds Carrington, Invasion of the field of play at Old Trafford and force the postponement of their game against Liverpool as well as Boycott of club sponsors.
United owner Joel Glazer published a statement right after the ESL debacle in April to apologize to the fans and followed suit another open letter on May 7th who said he “cares deeply” about the club.
“I would like to assure you that my family and I are very dear to Manchester United and have a deep sense of responsibility to protect and strengthen its strength over the long term while respecting its values and traditions,” said the letter released on Friday .
“Our top priority is and will remain to compete for the most important trophies and play fun football with a team made up of highly skilled recruits and some of the world’s best talent. Under Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer]We feel absolutely on the right track. “