Football: RAISING THE STAKES GLAZER'S RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF UNITED

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Oct 2003: Makes three blocks of share purchases, takes holding to 9.66 per cent, second only to Cubic Expression. Nov: Raises stake to 14.31 per cent.

Feb 2004: Increases stake to 16.69 per cent... April: ...and 18.25 per cent... Oct: ...and 19.17 per cent. United confirm his "preliminary approach" to Stock Exchange. Cubic Expression break off negotiations with Glazer, who raises stake to 28.11 per cent. United board break off negotiations with Glazer due to the large amount of debt bid would require.

Nov: Carries out threat to remove three directors, Maurice Watkins, Philip Yea and Andy Anson, at AGM. Bankers JP Morgan and PR firm Brunswick say they are no longer prepared to act for him.

Feb 2005: Fresh approach to United with detailed proposals.

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