Manchester United: Glazer unwilling to sell Sir Jim Ratcliffe claims

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has revealed he has been told the Glazers are not interested in selling Manchester United.

The British billionaire, who owns Ineos and is a United fan, was unsuccessful in his bid to buy Chelsea in May but remained open to an investment opportunity at Old Trafford.

However, while Ratcliffe claimed he is still on the lookout for “a top-notch club” to add to Ineos’ growing sports portfolio, it will not be United at the moment.

“Manchester United is owned by the Glazer family that I met,” Ratcliffe said at the Financial Times Live conference Tuesday night.

“I met Joel and Avram and they are the nicest people. They’re real gentlemen and they don’t want to sell it (United). It belongs to the father’s six children and they do not want to sell it.

“If it had been up for sale in the summer, yes, we probably would have tried it after the Chelsea thing, but we can’t sit around and hope that one day Manchester United will be available.”

Ratcliffe’s Ineos group already owns Nice in France and Swiss club Lausanne.

On the prospect of further investment elsewhere in the game, Ratcliffe said: “The most popular sport in the world is football and it’s the sport that’s closest to us, so we should have an asset… not a Premiership (club), I think I’m a top club.” Manchester United: Glazer unwilling to sell Sir Jim Ratcliffe claims

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