UK's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe previously launches Man Utd takeover try


THE UK’S richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has entered the race to purchase Manchester United.

The Outdated Trafford membership have been put up on the market by the Glazers again in November, though they’re nonetheless ready to discover a appropriate purchaser.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has entered the race to purchase Manchester UnitedCredit score: AFP
Joel and Avram Glazer put the club up for sale back in November


Joel and Avram Glazer put the membership up on the market again in NovemberCredit score: AFP
Manchester United fans have regularly protested against the owners


Manchester United followers have recurrently protested in opposition to the homeownersCredit score: Getty

However The Instances have claimed that Ratcliffe has now confirmed that he is within the operating to takeover from the People.

The report states that bids are anticipated from the US, the Center East and Asia, however the 70-year-old is the primary to publicly categorical his curiosity.

A spokesperson mentioned: “We have formally put ourselves into the process.”

Formal bids are set to happen firstly of February with a view to altering the homeowners earlier than the top of the season.

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However a possible takeover, which might be music to the ears of United followers, can solely occur if the Glazers agree on a value.

And so they’re considered searching for greater than £5billion.

Ratcliffe, who’s value £15billion, first revealed he was final summer time.

A spokesperson again then mentioned: “If the membership is on the market, Jim is unquestionably a possible purchaser.


“If one thing like this was doable, we’d be concerned about speaking with a view to long-term possession.

“This isn’t in regards to the cash that has been spent or not spent.

“Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city, it feels like the time is right for a reset.”

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

He runs multi-billion-pound chemical compounds big Ineos, which owns French membership Good, Swiss aspect Lausanne, plus a 3rd of Method One crew Mercedes.

United followers’ frustrations have been rising for a number of years with the Outdated Trafford trustworthy offended over their fixed failings within the switch market and lack of progress on the pitch.

They’ve gained simply three trophies in 9 years since Sir Alex Ferguson left regardless of spending greater than £1billion on new gamers.

This comes lower than two months after the Pink Devils have been put up on the market.

A takeover could be one other increase to Erik ten Hag and Co with issues going swimmingly on the pitch.

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United got here from behind to beat rivals Manchester Metropolis on Saturday to document a ninth win on the bounce and transfer into competition for the title race.

Subsequent on the agenda for the Pink Devils is a visit to Crystal Palace on Wednesday earlier than a crunch journey to leaders Arsenal.

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