The club's revenues are really high. The question for any potential owner is can they foot the purchase price and capital improvements the club needs. I've read more than once that Old Trafford has seen much better days. As you noted, that is where the Glazers really did the club wrong - by not reinvesting in it.For years people have been saying that United is a financial giant. The club could spend more than they do now every summer because the cash coming in from sponsorships and fans is insane.
The Glazers use it as their personal piggy bank.
I think there will be a long list of suitors.
This one doesn’t. Devil you know and all that. FSG has done a great job running the club IMO. They’ve managed to compete at the very top of the table without the financial might of many of their competitors. Sadly that might change of course. When the Glazers sell United to the Saudis and they hire a competent front office no one will compete with them.Also, Liverpool's fans don't necessarily want Henry to sell, do they? They know they're not getting anything better from an oligarch or a more banker-minded leech billionaire. They have an EPL title and a UCL win in the last 4 years, upgraded stands, other infrastructure. Anyone who will win an auction probably won't be in a position to do the same.
They're buying his fame and image. The sporting events are just for show.I mean, if Ronaldo just halved his salary the club could probably purchase another couple over-the-hill stars and have a fighting chance of making it to the Club World Cup and springing an upset or whatever.