"Speculation is mounting about a potential change of ownership or new investors at Manchester United. Whilst supporters have called for change, of course this has to be the right change. Any prospective new owner or investor has to be committed to the culture, ethos and best traditions of the club. They have to be willing to invest to restore United to former glories, and that investment must be real new money spent on the playing side and the stadium. Finally any new ownership structure must embed supporters, including a degree of fan share ownership, in their operating model.These are the criteria supporters will judge any bid on. We are open to dialogue with any bidder, and look forward to any such discussions."