Sheikh Jassim makes Manchester United takeover decision as Sir Jim Ratcliffe considers new bid
The Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim still wants to buy Manchester United outright after Sir Jim Ratcliffe considered altering his bid to take a minority stake in the club.
United have been up for sale since last November when the owners, the Glazer family, announced a strategic review.
Sheikh Jassim, a banker, and the British petrochemicals billionaire Ratcliffe, through his company Ineos, have emerged as the two most persistent bidders, submitting offers that have valued the club at around £5bn. The Glazers are thought to want more.
Ratcliffe, a lifelong United supporter, had proposed buying a majority stake in a deal which would have left the Glazers with a stake in the club their late father, Malcolm, acquired in a leveraged buyout in 2005. Two of the six Glazer siblings – Joel and Avram – are thought to be particularly keen not to sell up completely.
Sheikh Jassim makes Man Utd takever decision as Sir Jim Ratcliffe considers new bid
Sheikh Jassim has maintained he wants to acquire full shares in the club after reports suggested Ratcliffe is considering a minority stake
Is Manchester United vs Galatasaray on TV? Channel, start time and how to watch Champions League
Manchester United will hope to get back on track in the Champions League as they host Galatasaray in their second Group A fixture.
Erik ten Hag’s side were beaten by Bayern Munich in the opening fixture of their European campaign despite scoring twice late on in a hectic end to a 4-3 defeat in Germany.
The club’s stuttering start to the Premier League season has since continued with an unconvincing win over Burnley followed by a narrow home defeat to Crystal Palace.
Galatasaray, conversely, are yet to lose in the league this season and took a point from their Group A opener against FC Copenhagen.
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