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Ratcliffe Looks to Buy Manchester United

January 18, 2023
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Manchester United’s future has been in flux since the Glazers announced their intentions to sell the club. While plenty of names threw themselves into the pot, Sir Jim Ratcliffe emerged as one of the favorites to buy the Red Devils.

The richest man in the United Kingdom is an unfamiliar name to many OKBET fans because he built his wealth away from the sport. He’s the founder of INEOS, a London-based chemicals company with more than 20 business units operating independently.

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The billionaire, son of a joiner and accounts office worker, grew up in Manchester and was a United fan in childhood. Sources confirm that he’s still a fan of the club and will have the club’s best interest at heart should he win the bid for the club.

INEOS’ upcoming chase for the biggest brand in English football is not the billionaire’s first attempt to enter English football. He made a late albeit unsuccessful £4.25 billion bid to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last year, with Todd Boehly’s consortium beating him.

United fans won’t have to worry about Ratcliffe’s ability to run a football team. He already has Lige 1’s Nice and Challenge League’s FC Laussane-Sport under his footballing inventory. Both sides are doing well in their respective leagues. 

Ratcliffe would have to fend off investors from the Gulf Coast to get Manchester United, but fans will be hoping to get the nod. United fans know he’ll be ready to buy the best footballers in the world if he gets United.

Garnacho Reaps Praises from Ten Hag

As the team continues to attract interest from buyers, the players must focus on their on-field performance. For Erik ten Hag, Alejandro Garnacho is playing at a level he expects of a United player.

The Argentine forward is establishing himself as a reliable name the Dutch manager can count on. He already has one goal and two assists through seven appearances, establishing himself as a terrific option off the bench.

Ten Hag praises the teenager’s ability to break past defenses, claiming that it’s something you don’t often see in the league. It wouldn’t be weird to see Garnacho get more starts at the tail-end of the season.

The teenager’s emergence will only motivate Ratcliffe to make a compelling package for ownership of the club he supports. Not every day you’d get a chance to have another Ronaldo in your team, after all.

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