A closer look at United bidder
Michael Knighton was once heavily involved in Manchester United – and he could be in for a second bite of the cherry, NYLE SMITH WRITES.
The successful Englishman is reportedly preparing a hostile bid to buy United back from the Glazer family.
Born October 4, 1951, Michael Knighton was raised in Derbyshire and spent most of his youth playing football.
As a teenager, Knighton represented Coventry City as an apprentice for a year before his career was cut short due to a thigh injury.
However, this enabled the successful businessman to focus on his studies at Durham University’s Bede College where he secured a degree in Physical Education (PE).
And then Michael went to St. Cuthbert’s College to study philosophy, politics and Mandarin Chinese before becoming a PE teacher as well as teaching geography in 1976.
But by 1984, the Englishman quit to focus on property interests with his first huge asset being Manchester United.
Source: The Sun