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Britain's Richest Man 'Made Enquiry' About Buying Manchester United

Britain's Richest Man 'Made Enquiry' About Buying Manchester United

Britain's richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, is said to have enquired about purchasing Manchester United from the Glazers family.

66-year old Ratcliffe, a boyhood United fan, made his money in petrochemicals and is the founder and CEO of London-based chemicals company Ineos.

And UtdReport say the Oldham-born Billionaire asked about the possibility of taking over United but was not best pleased with the asking place mentioned by the Glazers, who have owned United since 2005 after striking a £790 million deal.

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Worth a reported £21 billion, Ratcliffe recently bought the Team Sky cycling team earlier this year and also owns Swiss outfit Lausanne-Sport.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Despite his allegiances to United, Ratcliffe has links to Chelsea and has a box at Stamford Bridge. He is said to have made Roman Abramovich to buy the Blues, while it's been reported recently that he was close to acquiring Ligue One club Nice.

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The man himself has already expressed his interest in wanting to increase his involvement within football.

In May he was quoted as saying: "I'm a tortured Manchester United fan. We [Ineos] have dipped our toe in the water with football."

United fans have once again been venting their frustrations at the club's owners in recent times, with the #GlazersOut hashtag trending worldwide on social media last week.

Topics: Football News, Glazers, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Man United, Old Trafford

Josh Lawless

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