Why does Sir Jim Ratcliffe have a knighthood?

Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe speaks during a media event to unveil the company's "Ineos Fusilier" outside the Grenadier public House in London on February 23, 2024. Manchester United new co-owner Jim Ratcliffe unveiled Friday his Ineos group's latest 4x4 electric vehicle, while calling on governments to understand the limitations of climate-friendly vehicles.

Ratcliffe is hoping to make signings early 

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New Manchester United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe has already overseen a number of major changes at Old Trafford since his arrival earlier in 2024.

Ratcliffe's INEOS regime have already overseen a changing of the guard among Manchester United's background staff, bringing in a new recruitment team consisting of Omar Berrada, Jason Wilcox and Dan Ashworth, who is yet to be officially confirmed. 

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James Ridge is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He recently spent time with The United Stand as an online news editor and has covered the beautiful game from England’s eighth tier all the way to the Premier League.