The Telegraph’s James Ducker explored whether Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% investment into Manchester United is the right move on the latest episode of BBC Radio Manchester’s The Devils’ Advocate podcast: “Is it an ideal arrangement? No. During the process, Sir Jim Ratcliffe came to accept that 25 per cent of something is better than 100 per cent of nothing.
“We have reached a point with the Glazers where they have to move away for the long-term benefit of the club. They have fallen chronically short in so many areas and it is at a point where there are so many people out there that the fans would take over them.
“Can I say that Ratcliffe is going to be a great success? We do not know that. If he comes in and does have some influence and it marks the beginning of him taking full control over time, you would hope that better decisions will be made, better people will be appointed and decisions will be made more quickly.
“I think what we will find is that it is a huge football club, and it is not the easiest one to manage. There’s a lot to unravel. This is the best of a bad deal, but it is the first meaningful change for 18 years.”