Sir Jim Ratcliffe has answered calls for him to buy Manchester United from the Glazers.
The multi-billionaire made his fortune in the chemical industry and is the managing director of Ineos. Fans were shocked to learn that the childhood United supporter was looking to buy Chelsea following Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the Blues.
Supporters have urged Ratcliffe to buy United from the Glazer family. However, in a BBC interview, he explained why he didn’t make an offer.
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Ratcliffe explained: “You know, I have a split allegiance, actually, really. When I was in London for many years, Chelsea, I could go and watch, it was quite difficult to go and watch United. Yeah, I mean, I can understand that (the calls for him to buy United) but Manchester United are not for sale.”
United fans protested against Glazers ownership on Monday night when they walked out in the 73rd minute victory over Brentford. Numerous protests have taken place in recent weeks as fans seek to express their displeasure with the way their club is run.
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