Manchester United chief David Gill says under private ownership the club can act quicker in the transfer market.
"I think it is now recognised that if you're a sports club and your major competitors are private businesses it's better if you are too. It just makes life easier.
"We've taken out a raft of fixed costs.
"In terms of decision making it's quicker - if we are buying a player it's now just a question of making a call to Joel Glazer to see whether we can do the deal."