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Takeover Date Announced: Sheikh Jassim has received a jolt to make fifth bid after FA Cup Final

Sheikh Jassim may have been watching Manchester United's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City from afar.

If Sheikh Jassim wants to purchase Manchester United, the team’s 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Manchester City may be precisely what he needs to launch a fifth bid for the club. Pep Guardiola’s team is a footballing project on the cusp of completion, with two trophies already in the bag and another on the way. What will endear the sport to the Qatari billionaire if not this?

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Manchester United definitely have work to do if they are to dethrone Guardiola’s side in the near future.

The Red Devils fought valiantly in a loss at Wembley, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a penalty, only for City to win thanks to a brace from Ilkay Gundogan.

Guardiola’s club is currently one win away from completing the treble, repeating United’s class of 1999.

And, without question, this is a football project that is nearing completion.

When Sheikh Mansour and his Abu Dhabi consortium bought City in 2008, this was their ultimate goal.

They intended to build a team that would be the envy of the rest of the world, with superstars not just on the field but also on the bench.

Both Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini were successful in winning the Premier League, but Guardiola has taken his team to dizzying new heights.

United is now in a state of uncertainty, with takeover speculation raging around.

Avram Glazer was in no mood to discuss the process following his team’s defeat, rejecting journalists’ queries as he and his family frequently do.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe appears to be the favorite to acquire United, with reports that he may allow all six Glazer siblings to stay.

Sheikh Jassim, on the other hand, cannot be ruled out.

The Qatari billionaire has made four bids for the club so far, and there is a chance he could be convinced to make another.

Looking at City might well tempt him to do so.

If Abu Dhabi can make such a large influence at a club with all of its money, why couldn’t Qatar?

United is a fascinating project. The notion of reawakening a sleeping behemoth, which is starting to stir these days, is exciting.

Qatar wants United in part because of what Abu Dhabi has done with City, converting them into the top team in the world.

United has the basics in place to accomplish the same. They just must be built upon.

Erik Ten Hag is the right manager for the club, having impressed in the dugout after only a year in charge.

Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford form a solid spine for Manchester United.

They also have several players that are still developing, such as Antony and Alejandro Garnacho.

And, while City is the current superpower, United has the capacity to become one again in the future.

Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea in 2003 after watching the Red Devils lose 4-3 to Real Madrid in a historic Champions League final.

The Blues’ downturn after Abramovich’s departure as owner last year speaks eloquently about what he did for the club.

Sheikh Jassim isn’t ruling out one more bid for the time being.

As a United fan who has witnessed his team deny City a golden opportunity to win the triple, the onus is now on him to behave accordingly.

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