Glazer family planning to move Man United to New York
Published 22:20 31/03/12 By MirrorFootball
The Glazers are preparing to transfer Manchester United to New York.
In a move that will astonish the Old Trafford faithful, the club’s American owners believe they can exploit United as a profitable global business better from the Big Apple.
United officials are convinced they could generate even bigger crowds and more finance by relocating to the US — possibly playing in the 82,000 seater MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets.
United would remain in the Barclays Premier League and play their away games in England — although ironically their only game in Manchester would be at the Etihad when they face rivals City.
Sources in the US claim the Glazers would like to see David Beckham back in a United shirt to boost their club’s American profile.
The former England skipper has been a popular recruit to the MLS with LA Galaxy.
The Florida-based Glazer family intend to soften the blow on United supporters by organising cheap flights between Manchester and New York for “home” games.
United fans representative April Olof told Sunday Mirror Sport last night: “It’s an exciting prospect, but we have so many travelling fans, especially from Surrey. They will be disappointed that the flights to New York are only planned from Manchester.”
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