When Avram and Joel Glazer announced in November 2022 that Manchester United were exploring "strategic alternatives" and were to begin a process to sell the club, fans were thrilled at the prospect that the family that has presided over a steady decline would soon be gone.
However, almost 10 months on, and the much-maligned American family remain at the helm of England's biggest and most successful club, barely seen or heard from. Protests are held at every United match but the family remain unmoved and unbothered by the dissent they are subjected to on a regular basis.
After months of speculation and reports about the intentions of INEOS and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim to buy the club, there is now serious doubt over whether the Glazers are still interested in selling United. Meanwhile, the team have made a worrying start to the new season and the club is lurching from one off-field crisis to another, beset by a lack of leadership from their absentee owners.
GOAL charts the Glazer family's 18 years in control of United, which has witnessed mass protests, institutional crises, the doomed launch of the European Super League (ESL) and the biggest drop in the club's share price in more than a decade...