Manchester United have a huge fan base in Kolkata. Therefore, Manchester United are likely to take over East Bengal. Despite making their debuts in the ISL (Indian Super League football) in the 2020-2021 season, East Bengal have not been able to achieve much. Mohun Bagan, who was in the I-League, merged with ISL club ATK to become ATK Mohun Bagan.
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The Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan was one of the oldest derbies in Asian football. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are two clubs in India that have been around for over a century. Despite making their debuts in the ISL, East Bengal have won just a handful in two seasons. East Bengal have won just one match in the 2021-2022 season. The embarrassment of the team trailing by the fewest points in a season in the history of the ISL came as a shock to East Bengal.
Ahead of the 2022 – 2023 season, East Bengal is focusing on issues including financial resources. East Bengal are trying to join hands with teams including Manchester United as part of a move to overcome the financial crisis. Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian cricketer and current BCCI president, is also a big football fan. That is why Ganguly himself is on the scene to take over East Bengal.
The East Bengal authorities had also held talks with the Bangladesh club Basundhara Group to overcome the financial crisis. It is reported that Basundhara Group representatives visited the East Bengal headquarters. Sourav Ganguly confirms that he had a discussion with the Manchester United representatives in this context and the fans are looking forward to it. It is learned that Sourav Ganguly and his team are waiting for the return of the proposal made for Manchester United. According to East Bengal sources, the final decision will be taken next month.