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Man United chief says Glazers not selling amid reported Saudi Crown Prince interest

Ed Woodward has said that he believes the Glazers, who have reportedly turned down two previous offers from the Crown Prince, are in it for the long hall at Old Trafford.

Man United chief says Glazers not selling amid reported Saudi Crown Prince interest
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Manchester United owners, the Glazer family, have no intentions of selling the club, according to chief executive Ed Woodward, amid speculation that the Saudi Crown Prince wants to buy the U.S. investors out.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is reportedly willing to pay more than £3 billion to take over the struggling Premier League club, which has been in the hands of the Glazers since 2005.

However, Woodward has said that he believes the Glazers, who have reportedly turned down two previous offers from Bin Salman, are in it for the long hall at Old Trafford.

“Based on what I see, they're in it for the long-term,” said United’s executive vice-chairman in an interview with club fanzine United We Stand.

“With regards to offers or asking prices, my understanding is that there have been no discussions for a price for the club or anything like that. Every conversation we have is based on the long-term.”

Woodward: I’m the right man for the job

Many United fans blame the club’s current woes on both the Glazers and Woodward, with former Old Trafford legend Gary Neville recently stating that he believed it was time for Woodward to go.

“I don’t believe the guy (Woodward) at the top should be there doing it anymore, I think he has had his chance but that is another story,” Neville told Sky Sports.

But despite the criticism from fans and former players, Woodward maintained that he feels he is the right man for the job.

"Yes [I am]," he said.

"I understand the scrutiny; it's part of the job. And I don't want to be famous and can't be mates with the players.

"But we have to do everything we possibly can to get back to winning the Premier League. We are not successful until we do. Second is not success - we have to win the Premier League."

United have not won a premier League title since Woodward replaced David Gill in 2013, the same year that Alex Ferguson retired.