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The reason why Scholes doesn't want Sheikh Jassim to join Manchester United

By Liam Styles

His opinion has already divided the Manchester United fans 

His opinion has already divided the Manchester United fans 

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Millionaire owners in football clubs is one of the big debates the football fans usually have nowadays. In that sense, during the last few years many clubs have struggled financially and they have found buyers who not only pay the debts of the clubs but they also are ready to make big injections of money to their institutions.

Manchester United joined those clubs when the Glazer’s family bought the club in 2005 for £790 million through a deal that has been strongly criticized for loading debt onto the club. They sold 10 percent of their holding via the 2012 US listing and have sold more shares since but retain majority ownership.

However, they decided to sell this year, regarding the big criticism against them existing among the Manchester United fans, with usual protestation inside and outside Old Trafford. The selling process, which started eight months ago, has also been criticized, with two potential owners trying to make their particular takeover of the club, the Qatari Emir Sheikh Jassim and the INEOS owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe. At this moment, Sheikh Jassim has been reported to be likely to be the winning bid, and the Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has expressed his opinion about it.

Some Manchester United fans claim for the Jassim’s arrival as quick as possible

In this sense, Scholes has divided the fans when he has shared his opinion about millionaire owners in football. ”I don't think that's just this club. I think it's every club who started with billionaire owners for them to have a toy to make money with," said Scholes, who already leads the fans who are against any millionaire owner having the control of the Mancunian institution. 

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