Breaking: Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich close to buying Manchester United 24hrs after Sir Jim Ratcliffe puts Man Utd on SALE 

Breaking: Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich close to buying Manchester United 24hrs after Sir Jim Ratcliffe puts Man Utd on SALE 





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Every potential new Manchester United owner detailed as Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms plans

Man Utd owners the Glazer Family confirmed they were putting the club up for sale on Tuesday evening via a statement



by Will Lancaster


Lord Jim O’Neill, David Beckham and Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Lord Jim O’Neill, David Beckham and Sir Jim Ratcliffe(Image: PA / Getty)

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It has been a few months since Manchester United fans heard the news they’d been dreaming of for years after it was confirmed that the Glazers are set to sell their share in the Reds, but now the wheels may be beginning to turn on a potential deal.



Protests have now become a regular occurrence for United fans with the American owners failing to properly invest in the playing squad, alongside infrastructure such as Old Trafford diminishing during their time as majority shareholders in the club. No Premier League title in nearly a decade, over five years since a trophy and only three major titles since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson; it has been a period of misery for United fans.



A statement from the club last year announced that the Glazers were looking to head down a ‘different strategic route’; which would invoke the sale of the club as a result. But who has been linked with taking over the hot seat from the controversial owners? Here, MEN Sport has taken a look at those who have linked.


READ MORE: Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms interest in buying Manchester United


Sir Jim Ratcliffe

On Tuesday, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos became the first party to formally register their interest in buying United after years of being linked with the purchase of the club.


His attempts to purchase Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last year raised eyebrows, but his £4bn bid was ultimately unsuccessful and eventually the Blues announced Todd Boehly as their new owner.


Ratcliffe, who has an estimated net worth of nearly £11bn, could stump up the majority of the money that the Glazers would be looking for in the £5bn ballpark, and reports he will be making a bid for the club. Previous reports have stated that his bid could be part of a consortium, with the likes of Sir Lewis Hamilton being linked with joining.


As a boyhood United fan from Failsworth, this would be the fairytale ending to a long nine months for the Ineos owner.



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