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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Glazers ownership is a financial blessing according to some. #mufc

Well what a long day Saturday was,  I was in the pub for around 8am ready for the trip to Everton.  Things got a little blurry by the time kick-off arrived!  From what I recall, I haven't watched the full game again yet,  we were fairly comfortable in possesion and I never really doubted the the Three points were gonna be gained.  I have to say it was a bit more low-key than I expected and I only saw one argument between fans as we left the ground.  Some old scouser telling my 18 stone pal how hard he was; it was funny actually.  Tonight we play Otelul at home and we need to win really so it should be a good game.  I am hoping to see Tom Cleverley again as I feel he really gives our midfield something different with his energy and short passing.  Tom likes to shoot from range too and can turn his man- something I feel only Anderson can do from our remaining midfielders.

Here's the latest finance story from the world press:

Glazers labelled as faultless.

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has told Manchester United fans to lay off the Glazers and start thanking them for the success they have delivered since their takeover.

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Malcom Glazer and his family, who also own NFL club the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have been criticised for the way that they have financed their purchase of United with loans partly secured against the club's assets. Ticket prices at Old Trafford have soared since the Americans took over.
Kroenke, who maintains he has no plans to secure loans against Arsenal in the way that Glazer has done at United, said: "Since they took over they have won and they have increased revenues by a huge amount.
"If I was a fan of that club, I would go there and go 'Wow!' because how could you do it any better?
He added: "We have a whole different philosophy I think in the States, maybe, but I think it's time maybe for everybody to think a little bit. I think they ought to think about who invests in these clubs.
"He (Glazer) took money out of the club. So what? (LA Lakers owner) Jerry Buss takes money out of his club. A lot of owners in the US do. No-one ever says anything about it.
"Did the Lakers win anything? Well, yeah. They did. How big's their revenue? Pretty darn good."
Before leaving a media briefing, Kroenke was keen to make one more point clear - his unwavering support for manager Arsene Wenger - a man whose future was called in to doubt after the club's shaky start to the season.
"Arsene Wenger is an unbelievable manager. I think he's a tremendous person. He is as good as there is," Kroenke added.
"You lose some games, you have some tough losses. It happens. You can't judge a manager on one game or on one stretch of games.
"You judge him over time. That's how the really good ones are judged."

Ticket prices at Old Trafford have soared since the Americans took over - a move which has caused the birth of a widespread protest movement against the family, who they want to see out of the club.
In Kroenke, however, the Glazers have a big fan. The American businessman, who became Arsenal's majority shareholder in May this year, thinks there is a big difference in how sports clubs are run either side of the Atlantic.
The 64-year-old maintains he has no plans to secure loans against Arsenal in the way that Glazer has done at United, but admits he is baffled at the way United fans have taken a severe dislike towards his compatriot given that United have lifted four league titles since they took over six years ago while also boosting revenue at the club.

The Glazer family have confirmed their commitment to Manchester United and insist they have no interest in selling the club.
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United's owners made a short statement to accompany the release of second quarter financial results, in response to growing speculation about a massive offer for the club from the Qatar Royal Family.
It has always been stressed the Glazers view their United status as long-term, a point they are keen to emphasise.
"The board notes recent press speculation regarding a possible bid for Manchester United," said the statement.
"The owners remain fully committed to their long-term ownership of the club.
"No discussions have taken place, Manchester United is not for sale and the owners will not entertain any offers."

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