Manchester United takeover: New plans revealed for Ineos to work with Glazers

General view of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium from the outside in October 2023.
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Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to take control of football operations at Manchester United in a bid which would see the Glazers continue as majority owners of the club, it has been reported.

With Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani seemingly no longer in the running to buy the 20-time champions of England, British billionaire Ratcliffe is understood to have devised a plan which would see him work alongside the Glazers initially.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.