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Joao Felix has been linked with a move to Manchester United on multiple occasions, and it is anticipated that the midfielder would depart Atletico Madrid during the transfer season in January.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Rijiblancos, Gil Marin, has stated that he would like to keep the player on the roster, but the Portuguese international has other plans for his future.

According to Marin,

“It is realistic to think that he will leave; I would love for him to continue, but it is not his idea.” “It is logical to think that he will depart.”

According to the most recent edition of AS (news image provided below), Manchester United are the most interested in signing the playmaker for the Brazilian national team, who reportedly wants out of his contract with Diego Simeone because of their strained relationship.

The renowned media site has reported that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also interested in signing the outstanding player, and that the Colchoneros are willing to sell him for a price of 86 million British pounds (100 million euros).

Felix is a tried-and-true quality player, but because of his strained relationship with the manager, he has spent the majority of the current season sitting on the bench.

The playmaker, who is 23 years old and has played in Spain’s La Liga just once in his career, has never gone the full distance in a match and has only started five times.

On the other hand, the player who once played for Benfica has done extremely well for Portugal at the FIFA World Cup, which is being managed by Fernando Santos.

Felix contributed to his team’s victory over Ghana in the first game of the tournament by assisting in the scoring of one of their goals. In addition to that, he was directly responsible for setting up two of Portugal’s goals in their Round of 16 victory over Switzerland, which they won 6-1.

In the round of eight, Portugal will play Morocco, and United should watch how their great playmaker performs against Morocco.

Why Glazers did not get a dividend from Manchester United for the first time since 2016

The most recent financial statistics of Manchester United reveal that the Glazer family has not received their semi-annual dividend.

As part of “a process to examine strategic alternatives for the club,” the Glazer family said on November 22 that they were willing to end their 17-and-a-half-year ownership of United.

United handed out £33.6 million in dividends, largely to the Glazer family, according to the previous financial reports that were posted in September for the year up to June 30 2022. This was an increase of more than £20 million from the prior year.

According to sources, the decision was influenced by several things, notably the considerable investment made in the team over the summer. In the most recent transfer window, United spent £225.4 million on new players.

The Glazer family has been criticized for siphoning off the club rather than investing in it by angry United supporters who have accused them of doing so. The most recent dividend payments brought the total payouts to £155 million in seven years.

The Glazers have not missed a dividend payment since 2016. Richard Arnold, the chief executive, was questioned by a fan about the justification for the dividend payments earlier this year.

Arnold said at the time that dividends are a method of giving investors a return based on long-term performance, including pension funds, thousands of small investors, and fan stockholders.

“While the epidemic has negatively impacted our most recent financial performance, we were continuously profitable in the years prior, and we anticipate doing so in the years to come.

Our 1.1% average dividend yield over the past five years is lower than the average dividend yields of 1.7% for S&P 500 firms and 3.9% for FTSE 100 businesses. The Board of Directors reviews our dividend policy every year.

Joel Glazer, one of the co-chairmen, hasn’t gone to a United game since the Champions League quarterfinal at Old Trafford in April 2019, while his brother Avram, another co-chairman, has only been to one United game in the previous three years.

United estimates that the numbers show a 13.6% increase in revenue as well as a 35.7% increase in commercial revenue, from £64.4 to £87.4 million.

United traveled to Thailand and Australia for the first time in three years for a preseason trip, playing four games in Bangkok, Melbourne, and Perth.

The club’s debt is still at $650 million (£530.1 million).


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