Man United's New Owner Picks Premier League Winner, But Sir Jim Ratcliffe Still 'Hates' Rivals

Man United's New Owner Picks Premier League Winner, But Sir Jim Ratcliffe Still 'Hates' Rivals

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at March 21, 2024 at 7:52 AM
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  • New Man United co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has picked his favourite to win the Premier League
  • The race for the 2023/2024 title is a three-horse race between Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City
  • The lifelong Manchester United supporter also named his favourite Red Devils player of all time

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has weighed in on the Premier League title race, offering his insights into which team he believes has the edge as the 2023/24 season enters its final stretch.

With only 10 games remaining, the English top flight league - renowned for its competitiveness - is poised for another thrilling conclusion.

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Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are in a three-horse race for the 2023-24 Premier League title. Photos by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista, Robbie Jay Barratt, AMA and Stephanie Meek, CameraSport.
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Arsenal, Liverpool, and reigning champions Manchester City find themselves embroiled in a tight battle for the coveted EPL crown. Any misstep in the remaining fixtures could prove costly for any of these three contenders.

At present, the Gunners lead the pack with 64 points, level with the Reds, who occupy second place by virtue of goal difference, per Sky Sports.

Meanwhile, according to bookmakers, Man City, the perennial favourites, are trailing closely behind the top two by just one point.

Amid the various scenarios that could determine the league winner, Ratcliffe, the chairman of Ineos and recent purchaser of a minority shareholding in Man United's football operations, expressed a light-hearted preference for none of the frontrunners to claim the title.

"I hate them all. You've got Liverpool, Man City and then Arsenal, haven't you? I don't know. They're all the enemy," Ratcliffe told the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club podcast when asked for his title prediction, as quoted by The Mirror.

Although confessing to 'hating' all three teams, the 71-year-old singled out Arsenal as the team he wishes to see clinch the title in May.

"I couldn't possibly choose one. It would be good for [Mikel] Arteta, actually. It would be good for him because he's done really well there and Arsenal have been patient with him, which is nice."

While he may have carefully selected the North London club to end their 20-year wait for the EPL title, the business conglomerate is focused on revitalising United and returning them to their former glory.

Ratcliffe names his Man United GOAT

In a related publication involving Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Sports Brief reported on his explanation of his favourite Man United player of all time.

The billionaire, who acquired a 25 per cent stake in United in February, is a lifelong supporter of the club and serves as the Ineos CEO.

When asked about his favourite Red Devil, Ratcliffe singled out Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the club boasting numerous world-class stars.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.