The Next Owners of Manchester United..

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LawCharltonBest

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Official line is still that all options are open but we're told this is likely going to result in a full sale, with a lot of interested parties.

What type of owners do you want and what do you suspect we'll get?

Personally I'm concerned about the prospect of selling to US investment groups as they won't care about the club either. Dubai could afford the club and redevelopments, but there's the moral side and United being used for politics. I wouldn't be surprised if Elon Musk becomes a serious consideration if he realises what it could do for his brand(s) and reputation in England, he could poll "Should I buy Man United" and twitter would implode. Ratcliffe, an English owner, would be popular with many and would surely invest.
 

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It’s either going to be Glazers 2.0 - albeit with a less overtly vampiric streak to bypass the FA’s rules. Or it’s going to be oil money.

Either way there is no scenario where us fans are going to be completely happy. If we want to be successful we are going to have to do a deal with the devil and sacrifice any sort of moral stance we might now have.
 

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Seeing as this post in either of the threads is not getting any traction (understandably everyone is excited by the sale, me included as if it's done before Jan. Jan is looking lively indeed!) but Ratcliffe doesn't excite me after reading this (thanks to @pratyush_utd on another thread)

Just sounds like another, even worse version of the Glazers. I fear that we'll end up with someone just as bad if not worse than the Glazers and we'd end up wanting them back!

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This is what a French flair on r/soccer said last time the Ratcliffe news popped up.

You should look at what they are doing with the football club they currently own. Their methods may work in lesser sports, but they have zero knowledge about football and they lack the humility to realize it.

Brailsford has apparently taken a liking to being a sporting director, but he's completely out of his depth and it shows in Nice.

And another comment

Every interview with sports directors who've left the team is the same retelling of how Brailsford (the baldy) hires smart people with huge wads of money, those people make smart decisions, then Dave gets into one of his nervous panics, decides he knows better demands they do everything differently and things fall apart

But at least in football there's no doping questions to literally run away from, like he did with that journalist in 2015

This is a comment about another club he/INEOS owns.

He (or rather his company INEOS) also own Swiss side Lausanne Sport and they're absolutely shit now. They've basically been (ab)used as a loan farm for OGC Nice players. They had absolutely no strategic vision for the club. They've transformed more and more into a plastic club without any true identity. Last season they got relegated despite some fairly hefty investments made by INEOS over the years. It's quite surprising given that other clubs manage to stay in the Swiss top flight despite far lower budgets
 

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doesn't sound good at all. I doubt they have the coin to compete with the oil states anyway..

they are a huge company I don't see how it's in any way feasible to justify spending 6bn+ on a team just because the founder likes them
 

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It initially just sounded like lots of fans automatically elevated him to being a serious option because he spoke out a bit and some videos went viral on Twitter anyway
 
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