The Manchester Buccaneers

The American business tycoon is expected to lodge a formal bid with the Old Trafford board today, the latest step on a seemingly unstoppable march towards total ownership.

Having scooped up in excess of 112 million shares yesterday – including the major stakes of Cubic Expression and Harry Dobson, Glazer already owns around 70% of the club, a stake which will have risen even further by the end of trading this evening.

While supporters continue to protest and have vowed to boycott games, merchandise and even launch their own breakaway club, the unpalatable truth for them, and club employees, is that Glazer can now technically run the club as he sees fit.

All across Britain, Red Devil hearts are breaking… I feel as if I’m going to break into song at any moment now.