Predicted Lineups: Awaiting Decision on Man Utd Takeover as Sheikh Jassim’s Ex-Player Pledge Goes Live

Arlo Gibbons


The ongoing saga of who will take over Manchester United Football Club has been a hot topic ever since the Glazer family announced they were open to selling the club. Rumors have been circulating for months about potential buyers, but two names that keep popping up are Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is a member of the Qatari royal family and is the chairman of the Qatar Sports Investments. This group already owns Paris Saint-Germain and has expressed an interest in buying other European football clubs, including Manchester United. Meanwhile, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is the founder and chairman of the chemical company, Ineos, and is known for his love of sports. He is also reportedly a big Manchester United fan and has been linked with a takeover bid for a while now.

According to recent reports, both Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have submitted bids to buy Manchester United, but the Glazer family has not yet made a decision on which one to take forward. This has left many fans and analysts wondering what the holdup is and when a decision will be made.

There are a few factors that could be at play here. For one, Manchester United is one of the most valuable football clubs in the World, so the Glazer family wants to make sure they get the best possible price for the club. Additionally, they may be hesitant to sell to someone who doesn’t have a proven track record in football ownership. While Sheikh Jassim’s group already owns PSG, they have had some issues with the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations in the past.

On the other hand, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been involved with sports for many years, but he doesn’t have any experience owning a football club. This could give the Glazers pause, especially since Manchester United is such a high-profile and complex organization.

Whatever the reasons for the delay, one thing is clear – Manchester United fans are getting antsy. Many are eager for a change in ownership, as they feel the Glazers have not done enough to invest in the team and bring success on the pitch. They are hopeful that a new owner could bring fresh ideas and energy to the club, as well as the financial resources to compete with other top clubs in Europe.

Until a decision is made, however, fans will just have to wait and see. It’s anyone’s guess which bid, if any, the Glazers will ultimately choose. But one thing is for sure – Manchester United‘s future is up in the air, and everyone is watching closely.


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