Premier League Q&A: Mail Sport’s Man United experts on the takeover saga, plus the latest from Liverpool and Man City

MIKE KEEGAN: Ha ha! No pressure! That’s a great question and one I would have laughed at had it been asked in February, when we revealed that a bid was going to come from Sheikh Jassim or even at the end of April, when we had the deadline for final bids.

From a selfish point of view I very much hope so because I go on holiday on Saturday and it will be the third one ruined by this takeover, with one eye on my phone and the laptop in the carry-on. My read on it is that Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have lodged their bids, they are not at a level the Glazers are prepared to accept.

Raine are currently trying to bridge that gap. Things can change quickly but my latest info is that there has been little to indicate a sale is imminent. It’s worth noting that even if we get to a stage where a bid is accepted, which is not a given, the due process – Premier League owners and directors’ tests etc – have to follow, which will add a couple of months. Bearing all of the above in mind I would say end of this year is slightly optimistic. I should be an MP with an answer like that, I know…