Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 23:56 IST
British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos firm formally joined the race to purchase Manchester United on Tuesday.
United’s house owners, the Glazer household, mentioned they have been keen to take heed to provides for the Premier League membership in November.
Boyhood United fan Ratcliffe, who made an unsuccessful £4.25 billion ($5.2 billion) bid to purchase Chelsea final 12 months, has lengthy been linked with the Old Trafford outfit.
“We have formally put ourselves into the method,” an Ineos spokesperson told the BBC.
After failing with his Chelsea takeover after Roman Abramovich sold the Blues to American tycoon Todd Boehly and his consortium, Ratcliffe is back in the hunt for a Premier League giant.
United have yet to comment on the news of the 70-year-old’s interest in taking over from the United States-based Glazers.
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But, born in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, Ratcliffe is one of Britain’s richest men and might be more palatable to the United support than the Glazers, who have experienced numerous fan protests during their troubled reign since buying the club in 2005.
After a dismal sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season, United have been revitalised by boss Erik ten Hag and sit fourth in the table after beating arch-rivals Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday.
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