Jim Ratcliffe buys into Manchester United

Manchester United ownership picture beginning to change

Manchester United have endured a tough decade on and off the pitch and is Sir Jim Ratcliffe about the change that?

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  • British Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has bought into Manchester United.
  • Acquiring a 25% stake, Ratcliffe will be responsible for footballing operations.
  • The Glazer family still maintain a majority stake in Manchester United.
  • Red Devils currently languishing in 8th in Premier League table.

Few sporting organisations in the world generate the attention of Manchester United, with the club from Salford’s movements often generating the attention of media platforms and international betting sites

However, the past decade has been particularly barren for Manchester United, who last won the Premier League title back in 2013. 

Their ownership has been much discussed, but the tide could be turning, with billionaire Jim Ratcliffe buying into the club.  

It has been a turgid few years for Manchester United, who are a far cry from the global powerhouse within the football they once were. 
Boardroom unrest under the ownership of the Glazer family has forced Manchester United fans to vocalise their frustration at the way in which the club is being run. 
Football remains a fickle and variable feast however and with Sir Jim Ratcliffe investing in the club, to work alongside the Glazer family, Manchester United fans are once again hoping for a return to the glory days. 
Ratcliffe’s Riches 

Despite being a relatively low-profile figure in the British sporting world, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has surged to prominence in recent times – as he hopes to broaden his sporting portfolio. 
Having made his money through the pharmaceutical industry, Ratcliffe is the CEO of Ineos – a company that have been financially invested in cycling over the past decade. 
Buying a football club has been on Ratcliffe’s agenda for the past couple of years and the boyhood Manchester United fan looks to have finally acquired the team of his dreams. 
Investment in both the on and off field operations at Old Trafford have been promised and Ratcliffe will be all too aware of the size of the job on his hands. 
Marginal Gains 

The key sense of intrigue for punters and betting apps with the Manchester United investment is how it will impact the playing XI in the Premier League. 
For the Red Devils, judging success is never an easy yard stick, with the fans at Old Trafford known for their high expectations – following years of success in a previous generation. 
Key to the Ratcliffe approach is sporting guru Dave Brailsford, the man credited with engineering the British cycling success of the 2010’s. 
Brailsford is known for his marginal gains approach, where he challenges players and athletes to keep improving with minimal percentiles and he will be looking to instill his doctrines into this failing Manchester United outfit. 
Changes afoot? 

How impactful Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be on the pitch for Manchester United remains to be seen but changes look guaranteed. 
Erik ten Hag is a manager under pressure, but he is believed to have the full backing of the new ownership profile at Manchester United. 
On the field, the likes of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Casemiro are three big-money players that are producing limited contributions to results and how Ratcliffe and his team would love to change the narrative as quickly as possible. 

Manchester United are one of the biggest football teams on the planet and any movements within the club creates interest with online betting sites

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos conglomerate have bought a 25% stake of United and with footballing responsibility now falling to them – a change in fortunes could be around the corner at Old Trafford.