Sir Jim Ratcliffe expresses interest in buying Manchester United | Manchester United

The billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest people, has stated an interest in buying Manchester United from the club’s beleaguered owners, the Glazer family.

Ratcliffe, who is from Greater Manchester, had previously wanted to purchase Chelsea from Roman Abramovich but has now turned his attention to United. “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer,” a spokesperson for Ratcliffe told the Times.

“If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.”

The Glazers have faced hostility since Malcolm Glazer purchased United in 2005 via a leveraged financial model which loaded a debt on the club that still stands at around £500m 27 years later. Erik ten Hag’s team are bottom of the Premier…

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