Andersred’s breakdown of the Glazer family’s £437 million cost to Manchester United since the Americans acquired the club is shocking for the massive waste. Spent on interest, management fees and loans to the family, MUST argues that the money would have allowed United supporters into the ground for free in the past five years.
No wonder Sir Alex Ferguson has said United won’t spend this summer, with the Glazers taking out at least £70 million in dividends, the Scot has no money for transfers despite ceo David Gill’s continuous assertion to the contrary.
Aside from offering United fans free entry to Old Trafford what else could the £437 million do? Buy an entirely new team that’s what!
Drawn from players likely to move this summer, Rant’s team of new players is based on fees speculated in recent media reports. Unfortunately we couldn’t spend enough of the Glazers’ wasted cash so we bought seven substitutes too.
We’ve even got £6,500,000 left over to throw the biggest Glazer Out party the world has ever seen!
GK – Hugo Lloris (Lyon, £15m)
DF – David Luiz (Benfica, £21.5m)
DF – Jack Rodwell (Everton, £20m)
DF – Jerome Boateng (Hamburg, £11m)
DF – Cesar Azpilicueta (Ossasuna, £12m)
MF – Angel Di Maria (Benfica, £38)
MF – James Milner (Aston Villa, £25m)
MF – Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal, £35m)
MF – Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich, £45m)
FW – Fernando Torres (Liverpool, £70m)
FW – David Villa (Valencia, £34m)
SUB TOTAL: £326.5m
GK – Manuel Neuer (Schalke, £10m)
DF – Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, £15m)
MF – David Silva (Valencia, £28m)
MF – Joe Cole (Chelsea, £0m)
MF – Sergio Canales (Racing Santander/Real Madrid, £6m)
MF – Luka Modric (Tottenham Hotsupr, £25m)
FW – Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg, £20m)
GRAND TOTAL: £430.5m