According to numerous sports news posts, Knighton is getting ready for a hostile takeover attempt of Manchester United.
He made a suggestion that he would like to buy the team in a recent interview with Man Utd The Religion on YouTube.
He remarked, “Of course, they will oppose, and quite rightly,” in reference to the Glazers’ protest. Since selling their shareholding is the only means they have to voice their frustration and dissatisfaction, they will be hoping that the current ownership finally sits up, pays attention, and decides to do so.
Additionally, he insisted that his team is working efficiently and is still discussing finances with the public.
Knighton said: ‘We are now working on the offer paper. Remember, it is a hostile bid – the club is not officially for sale. But I intend to show these owners a fair, potent, and commercial offer to say: ‘You have run out of the road; it’s time to go because your time is up.’
In 1989, the 70-year-old former Dev il director came very close to purchasing the club. But his brilliant plan to buy the club didn’t work out. He had made a takeover offer for the club at the time of £20 million, which was the second-highest sum ever for a British club.
Old Trafford would receive about £10 million from the former director. But as the deadline for the purchase drew near, he backed off. In the end, he decided against his plan for control and settled for a board seat.