Ben Jacobs has reported that as of yet, no party involved in the Manchester United sale process has been informed that they have won the bidding war.
Jacobs provided the update on Thursday afternoon, almost 24 hours on from the news report that Sir Jim Ratcliffe had been deemed the Glazers’ first-choice to sell majority shares to, which had come from The Sun.
As of lunch today, no group had been informed they are the preferred bidder for #MUFC. Feedback is anticipated, but nothing formal as of early Thursday. pic.twitter.com/mf914OdFJB
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) May 11, 2023
The long and drawn-out process saw the bidding go to three rounds, with both Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani submitting revised offers each time around.
Takeover delay adds to fans’ frustrations
It’s been incredibly frustrating for fans, so even more so for those waiting on the Glazers’ decision, as their apparent desire to sell the club came way back in November last year.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, manager Erik ten Hag is currently watching on with his hands tied whilst other clubs begin to make moves to bolster their squads.
Hopefully, we can have more clarity in the coming days. We’ll update as and when is needed.
Jacobs recently had a chat with Stretty News regarding the takeover speculation, which you can listen to for free here.