Qatari bid for Man Utd received

The chairman of one of Qatar’s biggest banks, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani has confirmed his foundation will bid to buy Manchester United.

The bid was received just before Friday’s 10pm ‘soft deadline’ for proposals, alongside the expected bid from Ineos owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

“The bid plans to return the club to its former glories,” said the Qatari consortium.

“The bid will be completely debt free via Sheikh Jassim’s Nine Two Foundation, which will look to invest in the football teams, the training centre, the stadium and wider infrastructure, the fan experience and the communities the club supports.

“The vision of the bid is for Manchester United to be renowned for footballing excellence, and regarded as the greatest football club in the world.”

After years of Glazer ownership the United fans will be looking forward to new owners, but it will be interesting to see how their morales lie with the human rights issues in Qatar.