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Man Utd 'convinced' that Sheikh Jassim will succeed Glazers as date set for takeover

Man Utd 'convinced' that Sheikh Jassim will succeed Glazers as date set for takeover

A date has been set.

Manchester United are 'convinced' that Sheikh Jassim will succeed the Glazers at Old Trafford, according to reports.

The Red Devils were first put up for sale by the Glazer family last November, but they are still yet to agree a deal for the club.

Sheikh Jassim's consortium are now said to have raced ahead of Sir Jim Ratcliffe after months of back-and-forth between potential buyers and the Premier League owners.

The news will come as a boost to many supporters who feared that Ratcliffe's bid would see the Glazers reinstated as minority owners.

However, The Sun claim that United are 'convinced' Sheikh Jassim will get a deal done by November, exactly a year after the club was put up for sale.

The report discusses allegations that the Glazer family have been 'dragging their heels' during negotiations but talks have since made a 'leap forward', with a '£6billion sale now close'.

Fortunately, the takeover saga has not held Erik ten Hag back in the summer transfer window, with the United boss spending over £170 million on Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund.

And their could be further additions before United's opening game against Wolves on August 14, with Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Speaking earlier this summer on uncertainty surrounding United's ownership, Ten Hag said: "I have only one plan: that is to improve this club and to improve this team. I will fight for [it]. I have my ideas and I already told the club what we have to do for that.

"But I have to work with my staff, with my players to be better next season. I think in this moment, I don't want to discuss [the possible takeover].

"We have to be quiet, analysing the season, going to the depth, set the right conclusions, and then take action, it's about that."

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Topics: Manchester United, Sheikh Jassim, Premier League, Football, Erik Ten Hag