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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 April 2006, 01:33 GMT 02:33 UK
Glazer delighted with 'franchise'
IN SEARCH OF THE GLAZERS
Malcolm Glazer
BBC Radio Five Live
Tuesday 11 April
1900-2200 GMT
Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has told BBC Sport he is enjoying running "a wonderful franchise" in his first interview with the British media.

The American was speaking to BBC Radio Five Live in an interview that will be broadcast on Tuesday.

Glazer, who took over the Old Trafford outfit last June, said: "We are enjoying it greatly. It's a wonderful franchise and we just love it."

But he would not talk about fans' concerns over the future of the club.

The American, who was on his way to the annual NFL owners' meeting in Orlando, was asked: "Do you want to reassure fans about the future of Manchester United? Some are quite worried."

He replied: "I don't want to get into that now. I just want to say hello. I am here for a meeting."

Glazer, who also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in American Football's NFL, added: "We (Manchester United) are going to do just great. It's a great franchise."

Many Manchester United fans fiercely protested against Glazer's 790m buyout of the club last summer.

Some were so disenchanted that they formed the breakaway club FC United.


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