Man Utd bidder Thomas Zilliacus has NOT pulled out of the race to buy the club but is refusing to make a third bid

MANCHESTER UNITED bidder Thomas Zilliacus has confirmed he is still interested in buying the club from the Glazers.

This comes after Zilliacus went viral on social media, calling the ongoing takeover saga a “farce” and accusing United’s unpopular owners of disrespecting the club.

Thomas Zilliacus insists he is still interested in buying Manchester United


Thomas Zilliacus insists he is still interested in buying Manchester UnitedPhoto credit: Getty
Zilliacus is adamant he won't be dragged into a third-round bidding war for Manchester United


Zilliacus is adamant he won’t be dragged into a third-round bidding war for Manchester UnitedPhoto credit: Getty

However, the Finnish businessman set the record straight by insisting he still wants ownership of the Red Devils and his undisclosed second bid is still standing.

But the entrepreneur insists he won’t be dragged into a third-round bidding war, saying it’s “highly unprofessional.”

Zilliacus told the BBC: “My previous offer still stands and I am willing to pay a premium over what I offered.

“I will not participate in a third round because I find it very unprofessional.

“I see absolutely no reason why a third round should basically start the whole thing over.

“It strikes me as odd that if there is genuine will to sell and you have three serious bidders, why not sit down with the bidders and discuss and negotiate and hopefully come to a number that everyone can agree on.”

Zilliacus again criticized the Glazers when he questioned their will to strengthen the team next season.

The 69-year-old also warned that the American owners’ handling of the situation is very likely to have a “negative impact” on the club.


Zilliacus added, “I can’t see the Glazers spending a lot of money on new players. If you have decided to sell the club, why would you do that?

“The potential to have a negative impact on the club is great and growing every day if there is no decision about it.”

This comes after bidders were told they have until the end of the month to submit revised bids.

The Glazers are waiting for a staggering £6billion but so far the highest bids from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim Bin Al Thani have only reached £5billion.


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