“Manchester United Take Over By Saudi Bad For English Football” Simon Jordan


There have been reports that the Saudi Crown Prince worth an astonishing £850BILLION is interested in purchasing Manchester United in order to rival the Abu-Dhabi based owners of Mancity and PSG

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes Manchester United, the most successful club in England should be proud of their self built record as that is what sets them apart from other clubs who needed a big cash injection from owners to win trophies.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Jordan said: “There is something about Manchester United which reflects something very different from a lot of other clubs.

“I can’t help but look at PSG, Real Madrid with the Galacticos, Chelsea and Manchester City and think these are artificial clubs that have been built with other people’s money.

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“I’m not talking about their fans, but people talk about the amount of money the Glazers have taken out of Manchester United, whereas Mansour has put a billion in Man City, Abramovich has put a billion in Chelsea and the Qataris have put whatever they have put into PSG.

“But United have built themselves out of their own turnover, which makes them a far more organic club than these other clubs.

“I think there’s something important about that.

“There’s something ugly about PSG, there’s something ugly about the Galacticos at Real Madrid, while there is something beautiful about Barcelona and the way they played and the way they built.

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“Man United don’t need the Glazers’ money to go and buy £70million players, but Chelsea and Man City do need this artificial stimulation of somebody saying to them, ‘today’s your lucky day, I’m going to fire a cannon of cash at you’.”

The former Selhurst Park chief added: “There is something about values, and not just boring, old, traditional, fart-like values, the reason why we have the best league in the world is not by chance, there’s something unique about our football and our culture, that’s why selling Wembley Stadium is an outrage.

“But taking away all of that and making it all about Middle Eastern, Asian or American money when we’ve got this Premier League business which is making £600million a year, it just upsets me a little bit.

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“Why do we need more Middle Eastern money in English football? Where is it going to take football and what does it say about football that the only thing that really matter now is money?

“That’s all it about now. Identities will be lost and I feel a little bit sad about it.”

Though many Manchester United fans may feel otherwise anyways, they are just tired of the Glazers taking money off the club