This time 12 months ago, not one but two earth tremors rocked Manchester United to its foundations.

It was November 22, 2022 and one of the most seismic days in the club's history. Over in Qatar, the world of football was engrossed in the World Cup.

But nothing England or Lionel Messi were doing in Doha could knock United off the back pages the following morning. That's because United had been put up for sale.

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And the English giants had also decided to dump Cristiano Ronaldo. You could almost hear the sonic booms coming out of Manchester, 4,300 miles away in Qatar.

Cue bedlam in the Hilton Hotel, where journalist had gathered for an evening meal. The night had been turned upside down in the space of what felt like a few holistic hours.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United after his bombshell interview

Ronaldo paid the price for trashing United and Erik ten Hag in a television interview. His contracted was torn up and the Old Trafford icon lost £16m in wages.

And while the situation between Ronaldo and the club had been poisonous for several weeks, United's decision to take such a strong stance with one of their most legendary players still came as a shock. As was news the Glazers had put 'for sale' signs up at Old Trafford.

Supporters didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Ronaldo was going for good, but so were the despised owners, it seemed.

Manager Erik ten Hag of Manchester United watches from the touchline during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Luton Town at Old Trafford on November 11, 2023 in Manchester, England
Erik ten Hag has been captain of the ship

Executive co-chairmen Avram and Joel Glazer said in a statement: "We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the Club today and in the future."

The news delighted fans. Some headed out to buy booze, before staging impromptu street parties across the city and beyond.

But staggeringly, a year later the hangovers remain, along with the Floridian businessmen as United's owners. Somehow, throughout all this time, no deal has been officially struck between the Glazers and new owners or investors.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar
Sheikh Jassim had wanted to purchase United

Qatari Sheikh Jassim wanted to buy the club outright in a £5billion deal. He promised to wipe out the debt, improve the stadium, rebuild the training ground and invest in world class players.

But the Glazers held out for closer to £8billion, Sheikh Jassim lost his patience and walked out on the protracted negotiations. In the meantime, Sir Jim Ratcliffe lurked with intent in the background.

Like Sheikh Jassim, Ratcliffe had been given a guided tour of the facilities as he weighed up his own move to gain some control of a footballing monster. And it looks like he has, in the shape of a £1.4billion deal to take a 25 per cent stake in United.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United
Sir Jim Ratcliffe look set to buy a stake in the club

Ratcliffe is Britain's richest man due to the success of his petrochemical company. But despite his immense wealth, United supporters are not jumping through hoops at the prospect of his imminent arrival.

Because the blokes they want rid off for good continue to hang around like a poisonous smell. There will be changes behind the scenes at United in the coming weeks.

Some of them are taking place as we speak. But some things continue to remain the same - and that's what angers supporters the most.