Manchester United takeover: The big British names you might not know are owned by Qatar


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Manchester United could become the latest big British name to be snapped up by Qatari investor. Qatari banker Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad Al Thani has made a formal approach to buy the Old Trafford club, with Failsworth-born billionaire Jim Ratcliffe his main takeover rival. Sheikh Jassim's bid, which is being considered by the club's current owners, the Glazer family, has been presented as a deal independent of the Qatari state. (Image: PA) But critics have concerns about the degree of separation between the investment vehicle he fronts, and the Qatari state, against a backdrop of concerns about the country's human...