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Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to attend Old Trafford for Tottenham Premier League clash



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to attend an Old Trafford fixture for the first time since his 25% purchase of Manchester United was confirmed by the club.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s 25 per cent purchase of Manchester United is set to be ratified by the end of February, but the INEOS chief has wasted no time setting up his structure at the club.

He and Sir Dave Brailsford attended Carrington last week to meet with Erik ten Hag and the club’s players for the first time, and Brailsford has attended games ahead of expected new CEO Jean-Claude Blanc.

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Although Sir Jim Ratcliffe has not yet attended a fixture since the purchase was confirmed on Christmas Eve, this is set to change, as the British billionaire will attend United’s game against Tottenham on Sunday.

This is according to the BBC, who explain that Ratcliffe will watch over his new team for the first time. Ratcliffe has already visited Old Trafford since his purchase to speak in an all-staff meeting, where he said he is determined to restore the club to the pinnacle of the English game.

The Tottenham tie represents United’s first Premier League fixture of 2024, with the club sitting eighth in the table, eight points behind Spurs in fifth.

United got their calendar year off to a winning start in the FA Cup, beating Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the third round of the competition.

Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes scored the goals in the tie, although many pointed out that United were wasteful with their chances and should have won the game by a margin of at least four goals.