Avram Glazer gives awkward interview after putting Manchester United up for sale as co-chairman confronted on Cristiano Ronaldo comments in Florida

Avram Glazer gives awkward interview after putting Manchester United up for sale as co-chairman confronted on Cristiano Ronaldo comments in Florida

Updated: 5 days, 17 hours, 21 minutes, 6 seconds ago

Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer has spoken for the first time since putting the club up for sale on Tuesday.

In an awkward interview with Sky News, Glazer also responded to criticism by Cristiano Ronaldo that led to the Portuguese star leaving the club.

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3 Avram Glazer spoke for the first time after putting Manchester United up for sale

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3 Sky News tracked down and spoke to Glazer in a street in West Palm Beach, Florida

Glazer was tracked down in Florida and when quizzed on the reason behind his decision to sell Manchester United now.

He told a reporter: “As we announced yesterday, the board went through a process and it has decided it is going to look at different strategic alternatives and that’s what we’re doing.”

He was then told that most Manchester United fans felt he should have sold the club years ago, to which he replied: “Once again, we are going through a process, we will look at all different strategic alternatives and we will see where it leads us.

“I appreciate you talking to me tonight and I’m going to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.”

News of a potential sale broke on the same day that Cristiano Ronaldo left United following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.

The 37-year-old hit out at the Glazers during a 90-minute sit-down over his recent difficulties at Old Trafford.

When asked about the comments made by Ronaldo, Glazer said: “I will tell you about Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a great Manchester United player and I appreciate everything he has done for the club and I wish him the best of luck in the future.”

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3 Ronaldo’s days at Manchester United are over after leaving the club by mutual consent

🗨️ 'Why didn't you sell years ago?'@jamesmatthewsky asks Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer about the possible sale of the club

👉 https://t.co/87J3uJgL7D pic.twitter.com/VONwTBrT3p— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 24, 2022

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Glazer then blanked a question on why Ronaldo had to leave the club and walked away from the reporter and into a restaurant.

While Many United fans are rubbing their hands at the prospect of the Glazers selling up, it is not a formality they will completely move on.

A partial sale to new investors is a potential outcome with any funds raised helping towards redeveloping a decaying Old Trafford.

Should the Glazers opt to end their 17-year ownership of the club, British billionaire and lifelong Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been touted as a potential buyer.

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