Manchester United’s potential new proprietor Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani faces criticism for his bid for the membership, not least of all from his father who has admitted he does not even like soccer.

Sheikh Jassim tabled a bid believed to be within the area of £4.5 billion to accumulate ‘100 per cent’ of Manchester United to the Glazers final month, however he faces competitors from Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos and the Glazers’ personal reported £6 billion valuation of the membership.