Emmanuel Petit raises questions about Manchester United bidder

Emmanuel Petit has criticised Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his company INEOS because of how they’ve run Ligue 1 outfit Nice.

The responsibilities that come with owning Manchester United are far greater than that of Nice, but I say that after watching the Glazer family leach from our club for the past 18-years.

On top of that, the Glazers are hardly ever present at Old Trafford. They just use the club as their commercial cash cow – just like their father, Malcolm Glazer, did following his controversial takeover in 2005.

However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s credentials have been called into question by former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit.

Petit claims Ratcliffe’s company INEOS is not even able to properly run Nice because the club lacks direction and is in total disagreement over certain players’ contracts.

Speaking to Foot01, Petit said: “Since Ineos arrived in Nice, I don’t know who makes decisions.

“Where they want to go, what they want to do with Nice, especially since with MUFC behind us we don’t know if they’re going to pull out overnight.

“That’s what puzzles me actually.

“A group like INEOS, which manages 17,000 people around the world and has a turnover of 80bn, is not even capable of managing a club like Nice and having a clear and defined strategy.

“When you take the best sporting director, Ghisolfi at Lens, who made miracles on the transfer market with three francs and six pennies.

“You see today that he is in total disagreement with what we are trying to impose on him concerning the extension of certain players like [Aaron] Ramsey.

“Who is making the decisions? Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Blanc, Mr. Rivère, whose silence has been deafening for the past few weeks regarding the affairs. He told us in February: You’ll see, we’ll give you the name of the future coach in February.

“It’s the end of May and we still don’t know what’s going to happen at Nice. The market coming up quickly. The direction that INEOS and OGC Nice want to take, I have no idea!”

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