Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender, claims that Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s takeover attempt for the Premier League giants will be confirmed soon.
The Qatari investor is bidding for the club alongside Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s richest man.
Both frontrunners have just filed new bids, with Sheikh Jassim offering a total takeover of United. If he is successful, the Glazers will leave Old Trafford immediately.
Ferdinand, speaking on Vibe with Five, said the bid would go through within the coming days, if not “the coming hours.”
“The Man Utd takeover is imminent. We are hearing the Qatari bid is the one that has been accepted, the one that is imminent, and the one that is going to go through. Hallelujah, man. I cannot wait. Please let this happen.
“Look how long this has gone on for. The Glazers have dug their heels in. It will go to the biggest bidder, which is normal in negotiations, but I want this to be resolved before the transfer window kicks in, and now it is opening and starting to move,” Ferdinand said.