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David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by apoti(m): 4:38am On Nov 24
David Beckham has said he is open to holding talks with any potential buyers of Manchester United, according to reports. Beckham is unable to afford the Premier League giants by himself but could form part of an investment consortium to purchase the club. Beckham's involvement could be beneficial for any prospective buyers given his long-standing history with the club.

According to The Times, Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for Manchester United. Prospective buyers could enlist the former Red Devil to boost their chances of winning the bidding war for United. Beckham's history with United and relationship with the Old Trafford faithful could swing the vote in the favour of those he chooses to partner with.

The Times adds that Beckham has been approached by 'various investors' in the past, but talks never progressed. The former England captain is said to be more open than ever to discussing a deal as United confirmed their US owners were open to selling the club on Tuesday.

The Glazer family - who have faced significant opposition during their tenure - announced on Tuesday that they would be willing to sell the club after 17 years in charge. The statement dropped on United's website at 9.30pm - just as trading on the New York Stock Exchange, where the club are listed, came to a close for the day.

In the statement, the club said the board of directors were starting a process 'designed to enhance the club's future growth' with the intention of maximising opportunities on and off the pitch. The statement went on to say that the Glazers would consider all options, including 'new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions.' This was followed up by a quote from Avram and Joel Glazer, United's executive co-chairmen, who said 'we will evaluate all options'. The statement concluded with the caveat that 'there can be no assurance' any sale or investment will come from the process.

Sportsmail previously revealed how Sir Jim Ratcliffe had been linked to the purchase of Manchester United. The British billionaire, who founded chemical giant Ineos, was one of the first to express an interest in purchasing the club when talk of a sale previously surfaced in the summer. At the time, however, the Glazers had no intention of selling up in Manchester and Ratcliffe's admission therefore fell on deaf ears. Now he is set to prepare a fresh approach after United's unpopular owners revealed they are open to offers, although it is believed there are concerns over the potential asking price.

Ratcliffe is wary about overpaying amid reports which claim the Glazers could demand at least £5billion for their controlling stakes in United, with brokers the Raine Group expected to push for a price beyond the club's natural value. The 70-year-old has experience dealing with Raine after his failed takeover attempt at Chelsea in the summer, which collapsed when his bid was submitted too late after waiting for the price to drop.

Nevertheless, his aim to buy United - the club he has supported since he was a child - is said to be serious and Ineos are likely to have already done their due diligence on the Red Devils, given their rule of only taking over at companies which can increase significantly in value after three years.
Ratcliffe could be interested in partnering with Beckham - who played for United from his youth days until his signed for Real Madrid in 2003.

Beckham is regarded as a Manchester United legend. He formed part of the Class of '92 that won the FA Youth Cup along with Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville. He went on to make 394 appearances for the first XI and scored 85 goals. One of his most notable came in the 1996-1997 campaign when he found the back of the net from the halfway line a Selhurst Park.

Beckham made the switch to Real Madrid in the summer of 2003 but kept the fans on side by helping United win another Premiership medal. He even scored a sensational free-kick against Everton in his last game before departing. As a result, Beckham left the club with 11 trophies - including six Premier League titles and the
www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11463607/amp/David-Beckham-open-talks-Man-Utd-takeover.html

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by JoeNL22(m): 5:47am On Nov 24
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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by bigdammyj: 5:47am On Nov 24
Good news and good luck.

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by ghiloman28(m): 5:48am On Nov 24
Good luck to him

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Yousuph007(m): 5:48am On Nov 24
We need Arab owners�

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Shetemi12(m): 5:48am On Nov 24
He can buy it if he has money but let's wait...Obi will soon lie about Manchester united

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Sucre6: 5:48am On Nov 24
David Okechukwu Beckham I knew him way back in Alaba market, na igbo man, business oriented, I like people that sees every opportunity as a money making venture, nice one sir grin

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by brosom(m): 5:49am On Nov 24
He's gonna forking ruin the club if that ever happens.


Mark me..

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by EbukaTheDrugLor: 5:49am On Nov 24
Me and this guy gather go school that time o

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by temitope27(m): 5:49am On Nov 24
I want to patner with you Beckham grin grin


MAN U no fit pass 15k na grin grin

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by temitope27(m): 5:49am On Nov 24
Yousuph007:
We need Arab owners�
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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by muykem: 5:49am On Nov 24
They are looking for who to defraud. They are repacking their scam club.

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by dyera(m): 5:49am On Nov 24
David Beckham is planning to use the money that he saved over the years with onijara to buy Manchester United grin

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by fogechi: 5:49am On Nov 24
Can any Nigerian ex player think of buying any club in Nigeria

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Mumusaphire: 5:50am On Nov 24
Wow. Olubecky. Business man. cr7 caused a lot. Can u imagine, fans has demanded that glazer family should leave,but they prove stubborn. Just ordinary cr7 interviewed,they put d club on sale.

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by buygala(m): 5:51am On Nov 24
Only Arab or Russian money can revive Old Trafford right now..


Beckham should go and sit down please

Manchester United doesn't need any sentimental owners right now.. We need men with bottomless pockets who are less concerned with budgets and obsessed with winning trophies and rebuilding the club..

As it stands presently, all those overhyped English Players have to be axed.. It's what it is.. Rashford and Co should find jobs elsewhere

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Haykinsofficial(m): 5:52am On Nov 24
Make dem buy dis club jare make we rest
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Dikaveli(m): 5:53am On Nov 24
Chelsea leads others follow


Liverpool
Man united

When will Arsenal and man city follow
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by olatade(m): 5:54am On Nov 24
Dude is being used as a persuasive tool for the fans to pick the bidder that he's involved with.

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by zeusdgrt(m): 5:54am On Nov 24
We dey look
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by ichidodo(m): 5:54am On Nov 24
With the money the Glazers have drained out of Manure, to think what Manure would have become today if not for these parasites...

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Icarus99(f): 5:55am On Nov 24
Damn
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Mozegee: 5:57am On Nov 24
What a whole man u fans cannot do In decades,one man and a legend has done it in a day. What a world we live in

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by HeadNigga: 5:58am On Nov 24
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Keepamsafe: 5:59am On Nov 24
Damn.
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by arantess(m): 6:00am On Nov 24
olatade:
Dude is being used as a persuasive tool for the fans to pick the bidder that he's involved with.
You know this how?
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Elidrisy20: 6:02am On Nov 24
Dangote should buy the death club
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by RichDad1(m): 6:04am On Nov 24
Same of the same.
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by IbroMaka(m): 6:04am On Nov 24
This guy suppose for buy this club na.... Wetin e carry all his money do?

Anyways.... I get 4 bedroom building for lease @ Abeokuta. Everything dey inside from furniture to cookware to solar power. Call or text digits on my signature.
Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by Offpoint1: 6:06am On Nov 24
Let me reach out to Beckham, I'm interested in being a shareholder. I still have N2500 left in my UBA account.

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Re: David Beckham Is 'Open To Talks' Over Manchester United Takeover by wethebest(m): 6:08am On Nov 24
Good

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