There are also growing concerns that, with the clock ticking, should the Glazer family accept an offer for full control any chosen buyer may not be in place in time to oversee the summer transfer window.
According to MailOnline, Second offers were lodged on March 23 by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s group and a day later by Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Both parties had been given extended deadlines to place their bids after struggling in what was a short timeframe instigated by Raine Group, the US merchant bankers in charge of the process.
At one stage, with time thought to be of the essence, those involved expected to hear back in around seven days’ time. But that has not happened, and Sportsmail understands that the situation has caused frustration and even annoyance in some quarters.
Bidders for Manchester United have become frustrated with a lack of response from the club.