Manchester United: Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe Interested in Buying a Stake in Premier League Club
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Manchester United if the club is for sale, as reported by Sky Sports.
A source told Sky Sports News that Ratcliffe is serious about buying United and former players would be involved, along with Sir Dave Brailsford.
United have declined to comment about rumours and speculation.
Ratcliffe – Britain’s richest man, is the CEO of Ineos Group Ltd. He also owns cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, Ligue 1 side Nice, who he took over in 2019, and FC Lausanne-Sport, a Swiss Super League club.
The 69-year-old, who is a Manchester United supporter, tabled a last-minute £4.25 billion bid to buy Chelsea this summer but saw his offer rejected as American businessman Todd Boehly successfully took over the club.
Former British Cycling performance director Brailsford is the general manager of the Ineos Grenadiers.
Ratcliffe’s spokesperson told The Times: “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer.