DAVID BECKHAM will make a bid to buy Manchester United, pal Rio Ferdinand has revealed.

Current owners the Glazers said they were open to selling the club after 17 years.

David Beckham could be part of a bid to buy Manchester United from the Glazers

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David Beckham could be part of a bid to buy Manchester United from the GlazersCredit: Alamy
Rio Ferdinand appears to have confirmed a takeover bid from Beckham

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Rio Ferdinand appears to have confirmed a takeover bid from BeckhamCredit: Getty

Rumours regarding who might buy the Red Devils have been swirling since the announcement last week, with ex-England captain Beckham among the names earmarked.

And Ferdinand appears to have confirmed that Becks will make an offer to buy the club where he spent the best part of a decade of his senior career.

On his FIVE podcast, Ferdinand was asked about a potential takeover from the 47-year-old, to which he said: “Becks will come with a consortium.

“I saw Becks last night at the game. I went to the England game and we were sat next to each other. He smelt beautiful, looked beautiful. He looked a million dollars, as he normally does.

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“He didn’t look 10 billon dollars’ worth (the amount Utd could cost). But when you mention someone like Becks’ name, he’s obviously a part-owner of Inter Miami, but he doesn’t come (alone).

“It’s not his money. It’s not him in terms of putting his hand in his pocket.

“He comes with a consortium. He comes with people who have the deep pockets who have the ability to go and execute on a deal like that.

“So that’s the way he’ll be approaching it, and rightly so. I just think it’s going to come down to a number. If you’ve got the number, and you can produce, that’s what it’s going to be about.”

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With Beckham already a major name in MLS franchise Inter Miami, he could now set his sights on being involved with a new Man Utd ownership hierarchy.

Britain’s richest man and Utd fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe has also been tipped to return with an offer after his interest was rebuked by the Glazers earlier this year.

Tech giants Apple have been linked with an approach as well, with reports indicating they are prepared to offer a sum worth almost £6BILLION to acquire them.

However, a deal to buy United could end up reaching an eye-watering £9bn.

The announcement of a potential sale saw Utd’s value skyrocket by £336m.



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