The Guardian reports that shares in S****s D****t have fallen to their lowest level since 2011. The share price of Ashley’s company is now 214p. The share price was 922p five years ago and the company’s value was £5bn. This means Ashley has lost £90m off the value of his 65% shareholding. This comes only a couple of weeks after it was learnt that Ashley’s company faces a  £600m bill from the Belgian tax authorities.

But there has been worse news for Ashley following the resignation of Grant Thornton as the company’s registered auditors. It is reported that none of the big four audit companies – Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCooper KPMG and Ernst Young are prepared to take the work on meaning that Ashley’s company may be breach of Stockmarket rules and it is possible there may be government intervention into this company.

Neil Wilson, the chief market analyst at, said: “Investors have reacted to the latest sign of the complete and utter lack of control at the top.

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A national newspaper has also added to Ashley’s woes by detailing that Steve Bruce  has been made favourite to the be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season. Bruce is 3/1 to get the bullet followed by Roy Hodgson 5/1, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 7/1, Javi Gracia 9/1, Frank Lampard 10/1 and Manuel Pellegrini 10/1.


The date has also been set for United’s second round tie with Leicester City at St James’ Park. The game will be on 28/Aug/19 with a 7:45 KO. Ticket prices are a tenner for adults and a fiver for concessions if tickets are bought in advance but double if bought on the day. Or nothing at all if you don’t go which the club seem to forget is always an option for supporters. Tickets go on sale this Monday coming 19/Aug/19.