Shortly after, a report from the Daily Telegraph then claimed “takeover conversations have been halted” and the club is “effectively no longer for sale” while its top-flight status is under threat.
It has compounded a miserable Tuesday morning for United supporters:
@JoeD_Nufc: I’d have thought that was pretty obvious. Who wants to buy a club that is definitely getting relegated? Ashley will never learn.
@MartinJohnson10: Self-inflicted by all at the club. With this group of players, relegation should not be under discussion. It will serve Ashley right if we go down.
@paul_appleby: This could have easily been avoided if the club had strengthened in January and/or changed manager months ago. Ashley & co will never, ever learn.
@eishariaz13: Didn’t want to be the richest club in the world anyways.
@BNJMCG1: Can this day be over already please. #NUFC
@davidshort63: Utter shambles from top to bottom out club. Embarrassing and depressing in equal measures.