Marcus Rashford sends message to Lewis Hamilton after F1 superstar's recent comments on Man Utd takeover
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Marcus Rashford sent a message to Lewis Hamilton just a week after the Formula 1 star’s comments on Jim Ratcliffe’s attempts to buy Manchester United.
On Friday the Manchester-born Ratcliffe submitted a bid for United via his petrochemicals company Ineos Group. The British billionaire wants to reportedly put the ‘Manchester back in Manchester United’ with his proposal.
However, a “substantial” rival bid for the Old Trafford club also came in from Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the chairman of Qatar-based bank QIB.
The Qatari’s proposal would allegedly carry no debt, while all profits during his tenure would allegedly be reinvested into the community via the newly-formed Nine Two Foundation.
As the two parties battle it out to buy the Manchester club from the Glazers, United’s star player Rashford met seven-time F1 champion Hamilton, who is a close friend of Ratcliffe’s.
Rashford meets Hamilton
Rashford attended the Moncler Genius show on Monday night, alongside Hamilton and Serena Williams.
The United attacker was pictured at the Olympia London prior to the event, and upon meeting Hamilton took to Twitter to express his delight meeting the F1 legend.
The 24-year-old wrote: “It was a pleasure to meet you. See you again soon champ."
Rashford has been in exceptional form since the World Cup in Qatar, scoring some 16 goals in 17 games in all competitions. That’s seven more strikes than any other player in Europe’s major league across the same period.
Hamilton’s close relationship with Ratcliffe
Hamilton spoke last Wednesday about Ratcliffe’s attempt to buy United.
Hamilton and Ratcliffe have a close relationship on account of the Ineos owners’ stake in the Mercedes Formula 1 team, with whom Hamilton has won six of his seven F1 world championships.
"I am very close with Jim so I am aware of where he is at (with United)," said Hamilton.
"We talk a lot about football as he is very passionate about it. We have great discussions about what his team is doing, we talk about how Arsenal is playing.
"Obviously he is from Manchester so that is his dream home... where he comes from. But there is no further information I can give you on that."