United’s American owners are considering a sale, the listed English club said in November. This would end a seventeen-year period of control by the Glazer family. Two very rich names are allegedly very interested in buying Manchester United. The Glazers would very much support a bidding war between Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Tamim Al Thani.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe from Ineos
The 69-year-old Ratcliffe had previously said that he would like to talk to the Glazer family. Only if the Americans want to sell their shares in Manchester United. Ratcliffe also tried to take over Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last year. The Russian sold the club to an American consortium around Todd Boehly. Ratcliffe was asked why, as a Manchester United supporter, he did not try to buy that club. “Because United is not for sale,” he replied. The British billionaire owns a cycling team and several football clubs, including OGC Nice, with his chemical group Ineos. Ineos also works closely with Formula 1 team Mercedes. United supporters have been calling for a different owner than the Glazers, who are also a major shareholder in American football club Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for years. The family has owned the English football club since 2005.
Bidding war with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Qatari investors are planning an incredible mega-money swoop for Manchester United and want to give manager Erik ten Hag the financial backing to lead the club back to the top, Sportsmail can reveal. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, leads this bid. He is known as a dedicated Manchester United fan who knows the club’s history well. The positive flow the club is in since Erik ten Hag took charge of the club makes this an interesting time to buy the club. The footballing structure with Ten Hag looks ready to bring the club back to winning trophies, with the right kind of investments. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Than would love to be the one guiding his favourite club back to successes.