Conor Mcgregor doubles down on Manchester United takeover comments

Conor McGregor has once again spoken out on his interest in buying a football club, with Manchester United being name-dropped by the UFC star.

McGregor first expressed interest in the the midst of the backlash that followed the club’s inclusion in the European Super League.

‘The Notorious’ sent out a tweet saying: “Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?”

At the time it was taken by most as a largely tongue-in-cheek comment, however, the Irishman was asked again about the likelihood of stepping into football ownership while answering fan questions on Twitter.

From there he revealed he had held conversations about buying shares in Celtic, before adding that United were also a team he’d potentially be interested in.

“A conversation came up regarding Celtic first to be honest. To acquire shares from Dermot Desmond. I am certainly interested in acquiring a sports team at some stage!” He wrote.

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“Both Celtic and Man United are teams I like for sure. But I am open. I feel I could do big things for a club.”

United’s current owners, the Glazer family, have been met with increasing pressure to sell the club from fans following the decision to initially include United in the ESL.

Their controversial arrival back in 2005 was met with immediate backlash and even led to the formation of a breakaway club, FC United of Manchester.

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Protests led to the postponement of the side’s fixture with Liverpool last weekend, and Teamviewer, the club’s new shirt sponsor was targeted with hundreds of negative reviews leading to its rating plummeting on Trustpilot.

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