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Conor McGregor Confirms Plans to Takeover Manchester United

Conor McGregor is considering buying Manchester United. (Photo Credit: McGregor Instagram and News18)

Conor McGregor is considering buying Manchester United. (Photo Credit: McGregor Instagram and News18)

McGregor shocked everyone when he took to the micro blogging site and in a Q&A session jokingly pitched his name forward as a potential buyer.

MMA superstar Conor McGregor has once again expressed his interest in taking over a famous sports team, further suggesting that he could purchase Manchester United. The ‘Notorious One’ is one of the wealthiest MMA fighters, as the UFC star pocketed just over USD 100m for his boxing debut against the legendary Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

According to The Mirror, the Irish fighter has ventured into different business entities such as starting his own brand of clothing and whisky, which recently sold its majority shares to Proximo Spirits for over USD 600 million. He has now been linked with a sports club - namely Manchester United. The UFC star in a recent Q&A session on Twitter announced that he could do “big things for a club" if he takes the club’s ownership as United look to return to the top flight in the Premier league.

McGregor shocked everyone when he took to the micro blogging site and in a Q&A session jokingly pitched his name forward as a potential buyer. In his tweet he asked his 8.7 million followers on what they think about him buying Manchester United

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What was considered to be tongue-in-cheek humour, now the former UFC double champion has asked again about the likelihood of stepping into one of the world’s favourite sport club’s ownership. However, when the 32-year-old was pressed whether he was serious on Twitter, McGregor in a following tweet claims that he’s currently in talks with Dermot Desmond to acquire shares in Celtic and was also open to the option of confessing his interest for United.

Both the tweets from the UFC star went viral as it generated more than four lakh ‘likes’, close to 15,000 user reactions and more than 54,000 Retweets.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s current owners the Glazer family have been met with huge backlash following their part in the now shelved European Super League (ESL). The family have endured a difficult relationship with the club’s fans but have vowed to improve their relationship with their fan base following the initial decision to include the club in ESL.

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first published:May 11, 2021, 18:56 IST