But ousting the actual owners of the club may prove more difficult, after football finance expert Kieran Maguire explained how much it would cost to buy United.
“At present the shares are worth about £2.1billion,” Maguire wrote in his Times column.
“Anyone wanting to take over the club would have to pay a premium to persuade the Glazers to sell, so realistically a £3billion offer would be necessary, leaving them with a handsome profit.”
The debt of the loan taken out to purchase United was also transferred into the club’s name – which could also drive up the cost of buying the 20-times English champions.
Maguire added: “In addition, lenders may invoke a change of control clause and demand repayment from a new owner, which takes the overall price to about £4billion.”