Manchester United Supporters Trust chief says Chelsea sale process should become the norm

The chief executive of the Manchester United Supporters Trust has called for the process used in the sale of Chelsea to become a model as his organisation demanded fans get a stake at Old Trafford if the Glazers sell up. Manchester United are on the market after their American owners – who bought United in a controversial £790million leveraged buy-out in 2005 – announced on Tuesday night they were “exploring strategic alternatives” which include a possible sale.