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Good News for all fans – 100% Started – Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘accelerates’ Man Utd stadium plan including 90,000 capacity

As Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid for a 25 percent stake in Manchester United nears approval, the British billionaire is already laying out ambitious plans for the Red Devils.

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Ratcliffe, who emerged as the leading contender following Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s withdrawal of his takeover offer, is poised to assume control of football operations at the Premier League powerhouse.

But one glaring issue has been the club’s ailing infrastructure, particularly the state of Old Trafford.

Frequent issues, such as leaks during matches, have marred the iconic stadium’s reputation, and plans for renovation were held up amid the takeover uncertainty.

Now that the takeover saga is approaching its conclusion, Ratcliffe intends to fast-track the modernization of the stadium, according to reports in The Times.

The renovation of Old Trafford has been a significant point of discussion in negotiations over Ratcliffe’s investment. Funds from Ratcliffe’s anticipated £1.3 billion injection into the club will be allocated to address these concerns.

Presently, Old Trafford can accommodate 74,310 spectators, but Ratcliffe is exploring the possibility of increasing the capacity to a staggering 90,000.

The recent breakthrough in the takeover saga, along with Ratcliffe’s offer, is expected to be officially ratified at an upcoming board meeting.

Subsequently, Ratcliffe will assume control of football operations, though concerns have been raised, including those voiced by club legend Gary Neville.

Neville expressed his concerns on Twitter, pondering whether a minority investment could truly work and its potential impact on the club.

He outlined six non-negotiables for a Manchester United takeover, including a new sporting project, the redevelopment of Old Trafford, a modernized training ground, complete redevelopment of the surrounding land for a fan-focused experience, debt reduction, and a commitment to the club’s values and principles.

In light of recent events, he added a sixth point, emphasizing the need for leadership that promotes a fairer, more inclusive, and diverse game, while adhering to the club’s core values and principles.

He questioned how a minority stakeholder could positively impact the club to achieve these goals, leaving more questions than answers.

He made it clear that his preference is for a complete exit of the Glazer family, who he believes have overstayed their welcome in Manchester, though uncertainties still linger.

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