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Manchester United: Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos formally joins process to buy club

Sir Jim Ratcliffe
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is one of Britain’s richest men, according to Forbes

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s firm Ineos has officially entered the race to buy Manchester United.

An Ineos spokesperson “We have formally put ourselves into the process.”

Ratcliffe made an unsuccessful £4.25bn offer to buy Chelsea last year after owner Roman Abramovich put the London club up for sale.

Born the son of a joiner in Failsworth, in Greater Manchester, Ratcliffe is a boyhood fan of United and one of the UK’s richest men.

The Old Trafford club are fourth in the Premier League after an improvement in form under manager Erik ten Hag, who took over in the summer.

They beat local rivals Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday and are nine points off leaders Arsenal.

More to follow.

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