Manchester United reportedly believe their ownership model is ‘more stable’ than Real Madrid and Barcelona’s, reports say. The club’s owners, the Glazers, have come in for criticism this season amid the team’s struggles under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are unpopular figures in and around Old Trafford.
Fans have taken to bombarding them with abuse from the terraces, with various unsavoury chants heard often in recent weeks.
Despite that, however, GQ Magazine claim United believe their current ownership model is more stable than that of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The two European giants are at the level the Red Devils aspire to be at.
And it appears United believe they’re ahead of the competition in one specific department.
It is the Glazers who make the big decisions around the club, choosing to back Ed Woodward despite his struggles in the role.
And Barcelona have been ran by Josep Maria Bartomeu ever since the departure of Sandro Rosell back in 2014.
Meanwhile, the Glazers have been brutally criticised for their handling of United by former Birmingham and Sunderland defender Kenny Cunningham.
“What sticks in my craw is that when [Manchester United] release their financial statements, that big chunk of money [the Glazers] take out of the club becomes obvious,” he told Off The Ball.
“They just write themselves a cheque and that’s got to be an absolute killer [for the fans].”
He then added: “Look at Manchester City or other clubs with people coming in and putting huge money into the club.
“Even Mike Ashley came into Newcastle United when they were in debt and straightaway, whoosh, wiped away the debt.
“No, he’s not spending much but I’d have much more respect for him doing that than the Glazers coming in and taking huge money.
“[Because] it’s not [the Glazers’] money, is it? These things matter to me and it is like they’ve got their hands in the till.
“Every year the hand goes in there.
“It might seem like a reasonably insignificant amount in comparison to what the club is worth, but to take that money every single year, that worries me, it doesn’t sit right with me.”