New Old Trafford will be real legacy of new ownership model

The ambitious plan to regenerate the decaying stadium will built a new economic hub in the north-west of England

The club will not move from Old Trafford and has options for redeveloping the stadium

Since taking his minority stake in Manchester United last month and gaining control of the club’s sporting operations, Jim Ratcliffe has not been short of ambition.

But the founder of Ineos chemicals has been clear that there will be no quick fix to turn the ailing giant’s fortunes around.

While supporters might have expected a splurge of spending on galacticos, Ratcliffe was adamant the would not going to be the case.

“Quite often in football ...