A Sad Dream: “£1 billion dream” could cause Man Utd owners, the Glazers, to reject Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s offer.

Sheikh Jassim’s attempt to acquire Manchester United was unsuccessful due of a striking Glazer family belief.

As to estimates, Manchester United had projected to surpass £1 billion in earnings by the conclusion of the 2027 fiscal year, and had previously rejected Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s offer for an outright acquisition. The Glazer family thinks there is still a lot of milking to be done before they cash in, even though they are fully aware of the value of their eighteen-year cash cow.

Throughout his efforts to wrest United from its American owners, Sheikh Jassim was adamant that it was either all or nothing.

Nearly three times United’s market worth of £2.6 billion, the Glazers requested at least £6.5 billion. Sheikh Jassim made a bid of somewhat more than £5 billion. So, it was nothing.


By acknowledging that the Glazers, especially co-chairmen Joel and Avram, were hesitant to leave the club they have led since 2005, Sir Jim Ratcliffe outwitted the royal family of Qatar.


As a result, he has adopted a strategy that is comparable to the Glazers’ leveraged takeover from over 20 years ago, but far less contentious.

Sir Jim is getting close to completing a £1.3 billion deal to purchase 25% of the team, with the guarantee that INEOS will take over all sporting operations.


The 71-year-old Failsworth businessman, who has supported United since he was a young lad, is apparently eager to secure a route to a gradual takeover.


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