Manchester United faithful and their new manager Erik ten Hag have both been left disappointed by the club’s transfer business in the summer transfer window.
The Glazers and there recruitment team have yet again shown their incompetence in the transfer market, leading to United chasing a string of players in the remaining days of the window. So far they’ve only made three signings to support Ten Hag.
The majority of the fan base don’t expect much from the current ownership, and have been demanding the sale of the club for more than a decade.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the Glazers are open to selling a minority stake in the club. And much to United supporters’ delight, late in the day Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirmed he wants to buy the club. The 69-year-old is a lifelong United fan.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe announces he wants to buy Man Utd. Hell of a long way to go, but genuinely believe such public proclamations are a direct result of the protests/dissent against the Glazer family from Man Utd fans. Direct action does work.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) August 17, 2022
Make no mistake about it, if Sir Jim Ratcliffe succeeds in buying Manchester United, we will celebrate it more than we celebrated the treble in '99. pic.twitter.com/jInUpbHHpq
— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) August 17, 2022
Jim Ratcliffe never wanted to buy Chelsea. An professional businessman would've never put his bid worth billions in too late. It was a stunt and publicity for Jim to let the Glazers know that he's got the funds to buy Manchester United without direct talks. Smartly played.
— James Stretford (@Jamesstretford) August 17, 2022
All Manchester United fans can agree Sir Jim Ratcliffe would be the best thing to happen to this club.
— Breezy (@BreezyUTD) August 17, 2022
We're getting our club back. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rmEqZHfCu8
— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) August 17, 2022
A spokesperson for Britain’s richest man told The Times, “If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.”
Fans’ discontent is at an all-time high in the Red part of Manchester, as United have lost both of their opening fixtures in the Premier League, conceding a total of six goals against Brighton and Brentford.
With Liverpool in town next, it’ll be interesting to see how the Old Trafford crowd reacts to the side’s result, as well as Ratcliffe’s interest in their beloved club.