Man United might not be allowed to participate in the Champions League in the upcoming season. Due to UEFA regulations regarding club ownership, Manchester United might not be allowed to participate in the Champions League the following year.
Man United may not play in the Champions League next season
In November, the Glazer family announced they were open to hearing offers from parties looking to buy a stake in the Red Devils. Since then, it has been widely reported that the family is more interested in full takeover offers.
United’s financial advisor, The Raine Group, is hoping to complete a full sale of the club in the first quarter of 2023 for a price of £6-7 billion. A Qatari-based investment group is one party rumoured to be interested in purchasing the club.
According to The Daily Mail, this is a group of “private, high-wealth individuals based in the oil-rich state. Buoyed by Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup.” An offer is reportedly prepared to be presented before the deadline set by the Glazers in mid-February.
The fact that Qatar Sports Investments already owns Paris Saint-Germain, a major European club. It could impact United’s chances of winning the Champions League the following season.
UEFA regulations prohibit clubs with the same owner from competing in the same competition. However, there are no restrictions on an owner or group owning multiple clubs simultaneously in different countries.