Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s stance on new £1.5bn stadium for Man Utd after takeover

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has revealed he will not be overseeing the construction of a new stadium for Manchester United as he closes in on a 25% stake in the club.

Ratcliffe is close to purchasing a stake in the club from the Glazers in a deal that will see him take control of football operations at Old Trafford. Should the deal go through, the billionaire will pump around £245million into the 13-time Premier League champions to help improve their infrastructure.

However, while Ratcliffe is committed to improving United's training ground and other facilities, he's ruled out building a new stadium in place of Old Trafford, which is in dire need of attention.

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The Daily Mail claim Ratcliffe is not interested in building a new £1.5bn stadium in place of Old Trafford, but will instead opt to renovate the iconic ground, alongside improving their facilities.

It has also been confirmed that the majority of Ratcliffe's money that he will put into the club in the short-term will be done to help improve Carrington, with around £150m to £200m earmarked for that development.

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While all the news around Ratcliffe and his bid to buy a stake in United continue to swirl around the club, on the pitch Erik ten Hag's team returned to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow 1-0 win over Luton Town.

Having succumbed to a dramatic 4-3 defeat to FC Copenhagen in the Champions League in midweek, leaving their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages hanging by a thread, a win by any means necessary was just what United needed ahead of the international break.

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Defender Victor Lindelof scored the only goal of the game for United against the Hatters to put United sixth in the table. They will resume their Premier League campaign away at Everton after the international break.

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