Simply earlier than Christmas, information broke that Sir Jim Ratcliffe had agreed to buy 25 % of the membership and could be taking cost of sporting affairs, taking on from the deeply-unpopular Glazers.
INEOS have deliberate main behind-the-scenes adjustments on the membership with a brand new CEO already in place whereas there are plans to herald a sporting director and head of recruitment subsequent.
As quickly because the ratification course of is accomplished, offers are anticipated to be pursued at an accelerated charge with the British petrochemical giants keen to start out of their period on the appropriate foot.
Other than footballing operations, the British billionaire can be anticipated to spend on enhancing infrastructure on the membership.
There have been talks of a brand new venue for the coaching floor whereas Ratcliffe just lately revealed his want to redevelop Previous Trafford into “the Wembley of the North”.
Bold plans which embody constructing a brand new stadium near the place the present construction stands and talks are occurring with the Mayor.
There are combined feelings amongst the fanbase with fairly just a few folks wanting the stadium to be upgraded or revamped as an alternative of a complete demolition.
Essentially the most iconic membership stadium within the land has been left to rot by the deeply unpopular America household and is in horrible want of an improve.
Whereas it’s a contentious subject amongst gamers and followers alike, former supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now had his say on the matter.
The Norwegian, who’s at the moment in India, talked about that he was there when the primary crew shifted coaching operations from The Cliff to Carrington.
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And the identical should occur if Previous Trafford is to meet up with different trendy architectural gems just like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Allianz Enviornment in Munich.
“We’ve to maneuver with the instances and in the meanwhile one thing has to occur,” he mentioned. “It’s both renovation or a brand new stadium as a result of we’re falling behind if we’re staying in the identical place we’ve got.
“It’s going to divide followers for certain, as a result of historical past is necessary. However we traded The Cliff (coaching floor), which was iconic for United and the Busby Babes, with Carrington,” the Treble winner was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“It seems to be like we would need to construct a brand new stadium. We want new stadiums like, for instance, the Tottenham stadium, it’s an unbelievable place. That’s the final win I had as Manchester United supervisor too. It’s such a pleasant place. However sure, historical past is necessary,” he added.