New questions on Glazer debt

A PANORAMA programme is set to cast further doubt on the Glazer family’s control of Manchester United by revealing the American owners are struggling with debts of £1.1bn.

The BBC investigation, due to be aired tomorrow, exposes £400m of previously unknown debt and questions how much cash will be available for Sir Alex Ferguson to strengthen his team.

The probe centres on the Glazers’ ailing shopping mall empire, run by First Allied Corporation, and is based on the findings of City analyst Andy Green, a United fan.