Sir Jim Ratcliffe has registered his interest in buying Manchester United. The 70-year-old, one of Britain’s richest men, has officially entered the bidding process to buy the club from the Glazers.
Ratcliffe, whose company Ineos owns French side OGC Nice, had initially expressed an interest in a long-term takeover of United last August after a failed bid to buy Chelsea last year.
The billionaire had initially appeared to throw cold water on a sell-up by the Glazers, telling a conference hosted by the Financial Times last year: “I’ve met Joel and Avram and they are the nicest people, I have to say, they are proper gentlemen.
They don’t want to sell it. It’s owned by the six children of the father and they don’t want to sell it.”
A spokesperson for his company said he was “focusing efforts” on OGC Nice amid the news that FSG was looking at potentially offloading Liverpool.
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