Glazers Ready To Sale Manchester United

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family said they are ready to sell the club, potentially bringing down the curtain on an 17 years ownership.

The announcement came after the club had said it has parted ways with Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

In a statement, United said: "The board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the company."

The Glazers have been unpopular with supporters ever since a £790 million ($934 million) leveraged takeover in 2005 burdened the club with huge debts.

Frustration towards the Americans has only grown during a nine-year decline in results on the pitch since Alex Ferguson's retirement as manager in 2013.

"We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the club today and in the future," added Avram and Joel Glazer, the club's executive co-chairmen and directors.