Sir Jim Ratcliffe admits Manchester United move is ‘most exciting’ of his career | Football

Sir Jim Ratcliffe with the press at Old Trafford (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes his £1.3bn stake in Manchester United will be completed in early February after admitting the move is the most ‘exciting’ of his career.

The 71-year-old was at Old Trafford on Sunday to attend his first game since his investment was announced.

Ratcliffe’s deal, which is awaiting ratification, could go through in early February.

Sir Dave Brailsford has attended every United fixture since the deal was announced, while Jean-Claude Blanc was at the 2-0 win against Wigan in the FA Cup.

But Ratcliffe is the figurehead of the investment, and he admits he’s been looking at investing in the club for many years.

Ratcliffe’s deal will go through in February (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ratcliffe’s deal will go through in February (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

‘This is the first match for me since we got here. I am very excited to be here. Big match. We normally do well against Spurs,’ said Ratcliffe.

Asked if the move is the most exciting in his career, Ratcliffe said it was.

‘That’s right. Yes. I’ve done some exciting things, but there’s no doubt,’ he said.


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