As Manchester United fans come to terms with the fact the world’s richest and most famous football club is now majority owned by a US businessman, Malcolm Glazer, his next move involves delisting the club from the London Stock Exchange.

According to his investment bank Rothchild, that could be as early as June 22. This is the latest development in the controversial Glazer’s 790 million pound takeover that has the club’s global fan base hostile to his ownership.

Following a series of recent deals with other major stakeholders, the predatory Glazer now retains 76.2% of the club’s shares, and remaining shareholders will be able to sell their shares to Glazer until June 13, according to Rothschild.

But in a sign of things to come, it has also been flagged in the UK, Glazer is already weighing up the possibility of selling “presenting rights” for the club’s Old Trafford stadium. What this means is that while he avoids the total acrimony of fans by offering to sell full naming rights to the famous stadium, and possibly even attract Government intervention over such sacrilege of what fans would argue is a national shrine, the stadium would be known as “Old Trafford in association with” – add a sponsor’s name.

While this would raise less money than a conventional stadium naming rights deal, it offers a sizeable quick return on his investment not previously contemplated or dared by the old management. No doubt he has other equally fresh marketing ideas in mind, but for now is now probably just taking it “one shock at a time.”