The Glazers have sent a message to the rest of the Manchester United hierarchy including manager Erik ten Hag as the race to buy the Old Trafford club heats up.
In November, United’s American owners announced they were exploring “strategic alternatives” for the club, which could result in an outright sale.
And last week Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim placed revised bids to buy the Old Trafford club.
Despite uncertainty regarding who will own United during the summer transfer window, Ten Hags men have been impressing on the pitch.
Indeed, the club claimed the Carabao Cup in February, their first trophy in six years, while they remain in the latter stages of both the Europa League and FA Cup.
Meanwhile, United is sitting in third place in the Premier League, albeit just three points clear of Newcastle United in fifth place.
According to the Athletic, the Glazers have sent a message to the United hierarchy amid the uncertainty around the ownership of the club.
It is claimed that the American owners have “communicated it is business as usual” while the takeover talks progress.
With that message in mind, United has reportedly tied up Luke Shaw to a new four-year contract.
Talks have been taking place on an extension to Shaw’s deal given his current terms expire in 2024, and a positive conclusion will mark the first piece of squad shaping completed by United since bids were submitted on a takeover.
Qatar’s Man Utd bid receives a boost
A report from The Guardian earlier this month claimed that Sheikh Jassim is the favorite to buy United, and the Qatari investor has been handed a boost in his attempts to buy the Premier League club.
According to the BBC, Sheikh Jassim will not be affected by the Premier League’s tightening of its rules and regulations on prospective owners.
The league has beefed its rules in an attempt to ban human rights abusers, violent criminals, and corrupt individuals from owning a football club.
While Qatar has come under criticism in recent years for issues regarding its human rights record and criminalization of same-sex relationships, Sheikh Jassim’s bid to buy United is expected to be unaffected.
Sheikh Jassim has insisted that the Qatari state is not involved in his bid and claims it will be privately funded by his own Nine Two Foundation.