Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has said the Glazer family must “engage properly with the fans” over any potential new owners of the club.
Their decision follows years of fan protest against their ownership.
“It’s a great moment now,” former England full-back Neville, who made 602 appearances in his 19 years at United, told Sky Sports.
“The Glazer family will never get a good outing from Manchester United, but they could have a nicer outing if they get it right.
“Over the next two months, I would like to see them properly engage with the fans about who is going to take over the club.”
The Glazer family bought United for £790m ($1.34bn) in 2005.
The 13-time Premier League winners haven’t lifted the title since 2013 and haven’t lifted a trophy since lifting the Europa League and EFL Cup in 2017.
“I think what Manchester United fans need to see is a manifesto from the new owners,” added Neville, who won eight top-flight titles and two Champions Leagues with the club.
“Manchester United cannot hand over to an owner who is basically shouting against what the club stands for or what the club wants.
“So there are manifesto promises that I think are really important – like fan voice, fan experience and maybe even positions for fans on the board.”
United’s statement announcing they may sell the club also added ‘there is no assurance that the ongoing review will result in a transaction involving the company’.
But Neville thinks American owners may not have much choice.
“I’ve been saying for six months that the Glazers should sell or part sell,” Neville said. “Anyone close enough to the club knows that.
“There is a need for fairness and money in the club, just for the investment they are going to have to make in the stadium, the training ground and the sports project. They don’t have enough silver.”