the six members of the family in charge of leading Manchester United

Rumors are swirling over Manchester United’s future, with Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe waiting in the wings to pounce if the Glazers can be persuaded to sell. Telegraph Sport takes a look at the six members of the American dynasty who are the main power brokers at Old Trafford.

Avram Glazer (Executive Co-Chairman and Director)

Considered marginally more distant of the two main culprits. The level of vitriol among the fans was laid bare on the first day of the season when he made a rare appearance in the stands to watch the club’s loss to Brighton.

Along with a real estate empire inherited from his father Malcolm, Avram took ownership of the NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which have won the Super Bowl twice under the family’s tenure since 1995. The 61-year-old has taken some of the blame from United fans for 2021’s failed bid to establish a European Super League.

Earlier this year, he defended the club’s investment in the club over a 17-year span. “We have always spent the available money to buy new players,” he said. Last December, Avram announced that he had taken up cricket and bought a team in the new UAE Twenty20 League.

Joel Glazer (Executive Co-Chairman and Director)

Joel is well-liked by some within the club and seen as the most committed of all United siblings. He would almost certainly be the last member of the dynasty to want to sell, an insider said. Joel, who shares the club’s most powerful seat with Avram, is expected to sanction all dealings with the club’s key players.

Even in the past few weeks, he has been said to be against the prospect of selling Cristiano Ronaldo for free. However, permanent damage has been done in the eyes of United fans after the 55-year-old played a starring role in the Super League talks.

Elsewhere, after working with father Malcolm on the purchase of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer played a lead role with his brother, Bryan, in securing local approval for what would become Raymond James Stadium.

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