Sir Jim Ratcliffe arrives at Old Trafford for £6billion Man Utd takeover talks


IT WAS the flip of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos co-owners to get the VIP tour of Manchester United at the moment forward of their potential takeover bid.

We reported yesterday how his rivals, the potential new Qatari homeowners, arrived for a glance across the membership on Thursday.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has this morning obtained his VIP tour of Man Utd forward of his takeover bidCredit score: Eamonn and James Clarke
He was spotted arriving at the Theatre of Dreams alongside a host of his Ineos colleagues


He was noticed arriving on the Theatre of Goals alongside a bunch of his Ineos colleaguesCredit score: Zenpix
Sir Jim Ratcliffe was greeted by Man Utd CEO Richard Arnold


Sir Jim Ratcliffe was greeted by Man Utd CEO Richard ArnoldCredit score: Eamonn and James Clarke
Sir Jim is bidding to take over the club along with the Qataris


Sir Jim is bidding to take over the membership together with the QatarisCredit score: Zenpix

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, a member of the Gulf state’s ruling royal household, has tabled a bid believed to be beneath the Glazers’ £6billion asking value.

Al Thani’s bid is reportedly value £5bn however he’s promising to wipe the membership’s debt and fund upgrades for each Old Trafford and Carrington.

However one in all Britain’s richest males, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and his Ineos group additionally made a bid.

Regionally-born United supporter Ratcliffe, 70, has pitched that he’ll put “Manchester back into Manchester United” with a “British bid to make the club a beacon for a modern, progressive, fan-centred approach to ownership”.

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And at the moment it was his flip to go to Old Trafford to check out what he might be shopping for.

Andy Currie and John Reece, the co-owners of Ineos with Jim, had been in attendance on the Theatre of Goals as was Rob Nevin, chair of Ineos Sport and long-time proper hand man to the billionaire.

And so they had been additionally joined by Jean Claude Blanc, CEO of Ineos Sport, and Sir Dave Brailsford, Director of Sport at Ineos Sport.

Ratcliffe – who owns Ligue 1 aspect Good – was snapped arriving at Old Trafford and being greeted by chief government Richard Arnold. 


Similar to the officers representing the Center East, the group are believed to be assembly workers members of assorted departments, together with soccer, monetary and industrial in addition to receiving a tour of the Theatre of Goals and the Carrington coaching floor.

Each the stadium and coaching HQ are in want of a revamp, and the journey could have allowed them to evaluate how a lot could be wanted for a makeover.

The Every day Mail at the moment are reporting that second bids now must be in by midweek, with Wednesday the doubtless deadline, in a “tightening of process” with any remaining bids set to have an Easter deadline.

Second presents might be invited to be made to the US financial institution Raine Group, who’re dealing with the sale on behalf of the Glazers.

They’ll then seek the advice of with American homeowners earlier than figuring out who their most popular bidder is after which giving them full entry to United’s accounts after which additional negotiations might happen.

Two different bidders which can be believed to be from the USA are additionally allegedly within the body and might be doing the identical.

Ratcliffe is a petrochemicals tycoon who at his peak was value round £21BILLION.

He runs multi-billion-pound chemical substances large Ineos, which owns French membership Good, Swiss aspect Lausanne, plus a 3rd of Components One group Mercedes.

Sir Jim jetted in from Nice early on Friday morning


Sir Jim jetted in from Good early on Friday morningCredit score: Reuters
He was then driven straight to United's legendary home for talks


He was then pushed straight to United’s legendary house for talksCredit score: Zenpix
Representatives of Man Utd's potential new Qatari owners were at Old Trafford yesterday


Representatives of Man Utd’s potential new Qatari homeowners had been at Old Trafford yesterdayCredit score: JOHN MATHER/IMAGE VIEWPHOTOGRAPHY
Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is believed to have bid around £5bn


Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is believed to have bid round £5bnCredit score: AFP

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