For the first time since they acquired the team 19 years ago, the Glazers family has put up Manchester United Football Club (2003).
Amancio Ortega, the 18th richest man in the world, has expressed interest in purchasing Manchester United from the Glazers. According to Forbes, Ortega, 86, is worth 61.3 billion dollars. The senior executives have been told of his interest in United, according to the Manchester United Evening News.
Ortega, who owns 59% of Inditex, last year named his daughter Maria Ortega Perez to lead the Zara clothing company (2021). Eight retail locations are operated by his Artexio company, which as of January 31, 2022, had revenue of €27.7 billion.
He owns real estate holdings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami, and New York, among other cities, but he has never invested in a sports business.