Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms Manchester United interest as Wout Weghorst in squad for Crystal Palace

Sir Jim Ratcliffe interest

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has registered his interest in buying Manchester United. The 70-year-old, one of Britains richest men, has officially entered the bidding process to buy the club from the Glazers.

The billionaire had initially appeared to throw cold water on a sell-up by the Glazers, telling a conference hosted by the Financial Times last year: “I&aposve met Joel and Avram and they are the nicest people, I have to say, they are proper gentlemen. They don&apost want to sell it. It&aposs owned by the six children of the father and they don&apost want to sell it.”

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However, it appears he has now performed a U-turn regarding a possible purchase of United after it was confirmed on Tuesday that he has officially entered the running to buy the club.

We have formally put ourselves into the process, a spokesman for the petrochemicals billionaire told The Times.

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Weghorst in squad

Wout Weghorst has been pictured as part of the Manchester United squad that travelled to London on Tuesday ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Erik ten Hag&aposs side return to action at Selhurst Park on Wednesday and could give their new January signing a debut in the match.

The 30-year-old forward was not signed in time to be available for the win over Man City last weekend, but looks set for some involvement in midweek after he was pictured with his new teammates at Manchester Airport on Tuesday evening.

Weghorst was given a lift by Christian Eriksen before meeting up with the rest of the United squad for their flight down to London.

The Dutch international began training with his new side on Sunday, and Ten Hag has already entertained the possibility of him being involved against Palace.

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