Sir Jim Ratcliffe forced to change Man Utd takeover plan as Glazers make sell pledge
The Glazer family has reportedly decided to make a full sale of Manchester United, forcing Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe to accelerate his plans to buy the club.
United have previously informed prospective buyers of the club to formalise bids by mid-February amid interest from the Middle East, Asia and America. That led United fan Ratcliffe to go public with his interest in buying the club earlier this month.
The Glazer family, who bought United for 790million back in 2005, put the Old Trafford club on the market in November. Mirror Football understands the family is looking for as much as 8billion to sell - a fee that eclipses the 4.2bn Todd Boehly paid for Chelsea.
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