Manchester United don’t need to be rid of the Glazers to ‘win the Premier League title’, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Erik ten Hag has done a fine job in his first term as United boss, guiding the club to League Cup glory, and looking as though he will secure Champions League qualification for next season.
But the big story in recent weeks has been the potential sale of the club by the Glazers.
Offers have been made by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Sir Jim Racliffe and Thomas Zilliacus, among others, for the club, with the Glazers now considering the options.
It’s not clear what the final bids from those interested parties were but the Glazer family are thought to be holding out for £6bn.
Should an offer not meet the Glazers’ valuation (or even if it does) they could decide against selling the club, which is sure to anger United fans, who have protested against the Americans’ ownership of the club for years.
He told Football Insider that United can still challenge for the Premier League with the Glazers at the helm, believing that Ten Hag is only one signing away from winning the title.
Agbonlahor said: “I think they can challenge for the title even if the Glazers don’t sell.
“They’ve spent the money in the past, but they’ve spent it badly.
“They’re not far off the title as it is. I think they’re a world-class number nine away from winning the title.
“I don’t think the Glazers are going to sell the club. They’ll keep driving the price up.
“But I think they can still turn it around. Man United will have a lot of money to spend if they do get new owners, but I don’t think they’re far off the top as it is.”
United have been linked with a host of new strikers ahead of the summer transfer window, with Harry Kane, Evan Ferguson and Goncalo Ramos thought to be prominent names on an extensive shortlist.