Manchester United report: Sheikh Jassim 'willing to overpay' for club after meeting with executives

The statue of Manchester United's 'Holy Trinity' of players stands in front of Old Trafford after being unveiled today on May 29, 2008, Manchester, England. The statue of United legends Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and the late George Best comes 40 years to the day since the club first lifted the European Cup. Charlton, Best and Law scored 665 goals between them for United and between 1964 and 1968, all won the coveted European Footballer of the Year award.
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Manchester United owners the Glazers are set to receive two new bids for the club this coming week, after Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani recently both had positive discussions with officials about a potential takeover.

The Glazers are seeking £6 billion for the sale of Manchester United, reportedly a much steeper valuation than what both Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim originally offered.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.