Tracked down near his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday he was asked by local media why now was the right time to sell the club, which could be worth as much as £5 billion.
He said: “As we announced yesterday, the board went through a process and decided it’s going to look at different strategic alternatives – and that’s what we’re doing.”
He repeated the answer when questioned why the club had not been sold earlier and added: “We’ll see where that leads us.”
The Glazer family were reportedly furious at the remarks made by Ronaldo this week in a TV interview and the famous player left United immediately by mutual consent.
But Avram Glazer refused to be drawn on the striker’s claim – echoed by many fans – that his family “don’t care about the club”.
He said: “Well, I’ll tell you about Cristiano Ronaldo – he’s a great Manchester United player, I appreciate everything he’s done for the club and I wish him the best luck in the future.”