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Jim Ratcliffe ‘a potential buyer’ should Man Utd go up for sale

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A spokesperson for Jim Ratcliffe believes the British billionaire would want to buy Manchester United should the club go up for sale.

Jim Ratcliffe is “definitely a potential buyer” of Manchester United should the Glazer family put the club up for sale, according to a spokesperson for the British billionaire.

A lifelong United fan, INEOS majority shareholder Ratcliffe failed in a last-gasp £4.25billion bid to buy fellow Premier League side, Chelsea, back in May.

The club’s owners – the Glazer family – have come under increased scrutiny following the Red Devils’ poor start to the Premier League season, with supporters staging several protests against the Americans.

Amid claims that the Glazers are considering selling a minority stake in the club.

Ratcliffe would reportedly be willing to discuss a minority holding with the Glazers.

But only if it was part of a plan to take complete control later.

The billionaire’s spokesperson said that part of the potential investment could involve upgrading the infrastructure, including the Old Trafford stadium.

His spokesperson told The Times:

“If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer.

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

“There is no concern over whether to spend money or not.

“Currently, Jim is looking into possible solutions now and, knowing how important the club is to the city.

“It feels like the time is right for a reset.”

United have made a poor start to life under new boss Erik ten Hag.

They lost their season-opener 2-1 at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

After an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

After failing to sign a new player and rebuild the squad, every United fan wants a new owner.

A trip to fierce rivals Liverpool follows on Monday.

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