Sir Jim Ratcliffe looking to build new ‘sporting department’ at Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is planning to build a new football operations department at Manchester United once his purchase of a 25% stake in the club is confirmed, 90min understands.

An official announcement of Ratcliffe’s acquisition could be made this week, with Wednesday 22 November marking a year to the day since current owners the Glazer family announced they were looking to “explore strategic alternatives” for the club.

The chosen path is set to come in the form of Ratcliffe’s purchase of stake, with £245m worth in investment into United’s infrastructure set to follow. Ratcliffe is also set…


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