In the midst of the continuing chaos at Old Trafford, UFC sensation Conor McGregor is willing to ‘buy’ Manchester United, with Ed Woodward set to leave amid European Super League turmoil.
In the past, the Irish MMA hero has made his support for the Red Devils known, and he was involved on social media as the club appeared to be pulling out of the contentious breakaway league.
Furthermore, sources say that executive vice-chairman Woodward had planned to leave the club at the end of the season, but has now moved his departure up.
McGregor joked with his Twitter followers about using his multi-million-pound fortune to buy the club, which received a positive response online.
“Hey guys, I’m excited about buying Manchester United!” he wrote. “How do you feel about it?”
That came after United boss Ed Woodward, who resigned from UEFA earlier this week and had expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer, decided to leave the club early.
“I was more of a player than a watcher back then, but Manchester United was my team,” McGregor said in January of his love for the club.
“I recently came across an old photograph of myself wearing the notorious grey United jersey, which I purchased with my [First Holy] Communion money when I was eight years old.
“When I look at that picture, I see my baby. I’m curious as to where it is now. This is a true ‘Notorious’ jersey!
“I was drawn to United because of the club’s popularity and winning spirit, as well as the people who surround it. Denis Irwin and Roy Keane, two Irish legends, were committed to their craft and had a winning mindset.
“Roy Keane was one of the greatest midfielders in the history of European football. Before they even took the field to face him, opponents will be psychologically battered.
“Then they had Sir Alex Ferguson, the football godfather, at the helm. It’s incredible to have so much success for such a long period of time, and it’s something I continue to strive for.
“And he did so by nurturing young people into stars, rather than wasting money like some of these other executives. It’s been wonderful to see Sir Alex regain his health and continue to attend United games.
“What zeal!” “All the best to him and his family.”