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Manchester United to lay off 250 staff as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s cull

Manchester United to lay off 250 staff as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s cull

Manchester United are to cut their workforce by almost a quarter, with 250 staff being made redundant.

Club staff were informed of the cull on Wednesday and remain in the dark about who will lose their jobs.




A club official said: “Nobody knows yet (who will be sacked). It’s really sad.” United have been approached for comment.

The cost-cutting measures were instigated by new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who secured a minority stake in February.

Ratcliffe, 71, said last month that he had found “a lot of bad surprises” at United. “I see the problem as an opportunity,” he told The Times. “There are so many opportunities to improve Manchester United a lot everywhere we look, which is a good thing.”

United are under pressure to comply with Premier League profitability and sustainability rules but have not been rushed into selling players before the June 30 “deadline” which marked the end of the financial year.

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