Rio Ferdinand gives the within track on David Beckham’s interest in Man United bid, as he insists former team-mate will ‘include a consortium of individuals with deep pockets’ – after they sat next to one another in England’s World Cup stalemate with USA
Rio Ferdinand has backed David Beckham’s apparent bid to purchase Manchester United from the Glazer family.
The Glazers put the Red Devils in the marketplace earlier this week, and the club is not wanting interest despite expectations it’s going to cost billions of kilos to finish any type of deal.
Beckham has reportedly made his interest to open talks clear, and Ferdinand, via GOAL, insisted on his FIVE YouTube channel that the previous midfielder will ‘include a consortium’ in a bid to take control of the club.
David Beckham has been linked with a mega deal to purchase former club Manchester United
The Glazers, who’ve spent the last 17 years at Old Trafford, put United up on the market this week
‘I saw Becks last night at the sport’, began Ferdinand in reference to the Three Lions’ draw with the USA. ‘I went to the England game and we were sat next to one another.
‘He smelt beautiful, looked beautiful. He looked 1,000,000 dollars, as he normally does. He didn’t look 10 billion dollars’ price! Becks will include a consortium.
‘While you mention someone like Becks’ name, he’s obviously a part-owner of Inter Miami, but he doesn’t come [alone]. It is not his money. It is not him by way of putting his hand in his pocket. He comes with a consortium. He comes with individuals who do have deep pockets who’ve the flexibility to go and execute on a deal like that.
‘That is the best way he’ll be approaching it, and rightly so. I just think it should come all the way down to a number. In the event you’ve got the number, and you’ll be able to produce, that is what it should be about.’
Beckham’s history with United and relationship with the Old Trafford faithful could swing the vote within the favour of those he may decide to partner with.
Beckham made 394 appearances for the Manchester United first team, scoring 85 goals
The previous England captain is alleged to be more open than ever to discussing a deal as United confirmed their US owners were open to selling the club.
Other investors equivalent to Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Apple and Amancio Ortega have also been linked with moves to purchase the club.
The sale would come after 17 years of the Glazers’ reign, through which they’ve enjoyed loads of success which has dipped within the last decade, contributing to several fans turning against them.