Manchester United takeover: The billionaires on alert as Glazers expected to sell

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has pushed himself to the front of the queue in the battle to buy Manchester United, with some of the world’s richest people alerted to the possibility of taking over at Old Trafford. There is growing confidence the Glazer family are finally ready to sell control of the club in the face of mounting pressure from fans.

Ratcliffe - as confirmed by GOAL - wants to take full ownership by staging a buy-out of United’s hated US owners. And he has been quick to make it clear he is in position to complete what would be the biggest ever purchase of a sports team in the face of fierce competition.

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