Sheikh Jassim submits second bid to buy Manchester United | Manchester United

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani has made a second bid to buy Manchester United, it is understood. The Qatar Islamic Bank chair – who is also the son of a former Qatari prime minister – placed his second-round offer late on Friday night.

A source close to the bid says the Qataris remain confident of completing a takeover at Old Trafford despite rival interest from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Finnish businessman Thomas Zilliacus.

A deadline for offers had been set for 9pm on Wednesday before being extended. The first round of bidding took place last month and it has been reported there are…

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