Jim Ratcliffe’s Spokesperson Speaks on Plans to Buy Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe (R) hanging out with Kenyan marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge (L) in Oxford, Britain in 2019.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe (R) hanging out with Kenyan marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge (L) in Oxford, Britain in 2019.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the British billionaire who made it possible for Eliud Kipchoge to run a marathon under two hours, has been reported to be interested in purchasing Manchester United.

The Red Devils die-hard fans now have a reason to smile since Ratcliffe’s spokesperson has come out openly and confirmed the reports.

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The spokesperson has revealed that if Manchester United owners are willing to sell the club, they are highly likely to be one of the potential buyers.

"If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer. If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.

"This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent. Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city, it feels like the time is right for a reset," he was quoted by The Times

Manchester United have experienced one of the worst English Premier League starts in recent years with the club failing to register a single win in the 2022/2023 season which kicked off on August 6.

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The Red Devils had a season opener to remember thanks to a 2-0 home defeat in the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Erik Ten Hag coached side were then humbled over the weekend by ruthless Brentford FC in a 4-0 thrashing. They currently sit at the bottom of the premier league log with zero points. 

Earlier this year, Ratcliffe made a £4.25 billion (Ksh610 billion) bid to buy Chelsea FC after the former owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the British government due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine but his offer was unsuccessful.

Ratcliffe, a Manchester United fan owns a number of European clubs including French Ligue 1 side Nice FC and Lausanne Sport, a Switzerland-based club.

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