Manchester United takeover to 'accelerate quickly' – as Fabrizio Romano confirms €200m defensive trio lined up: report

Manchester United Old Trafford stadium from the outside in October 2023.
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Manchester United fan and INEOS businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks like completing his partial takeover of the club imminently – and there are big plans for new stars.

The Red Devils were easily dispatched in Sunday's derby, as Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford. Boos rang out at both half-time and full-time, with United fans leaving in their droves before the final whistle. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.