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Man Utd is in talks with GOLF CLUB to purchase the Carrington training facility at'maximum' capacity after Ratcliffe's investment

SIR JIM RATCLIFFE’S Manchester United revolution is in full swing with the club looking to leave their Carrington training ground.

The new ownership believe Carrington is at full capacity and want a new site with more space to expand into.

Manchester United have looked at buying the High Legh Park Golf Course

The club need a site with 100 acres of land to build on to develop an elite facility

High Legh Park boasts an 18-hole Championship Course

It was bought for £2.1million in 2021

And according to the Daily Mail, the Premier League side are in talks to buy a golf club in the South Manchester area.

Any site would require a minimum of 100 acres of buildable land to be suitable.

And United have already held talks to buy High Legh Golf Club in Knutsford.

According to reports, no agreement has been reached yet.

The course is understood to tick many boxes for United, one of them being that it is near to where many of the players live in Cheshire.

The lavish club boasts an 18-hole Championship course, a nine hole course, a 24-bay floodlit driving range, along with a golf store, clubhouse bar and restaurant.

The course was purchased by Warrington-based American Golf for £2.7million in 2021 and was listed for sale last year.

There is an acknowledgement that their current base at Carrington is not of an elite quality despite improvements over the years and lags behind the training grounds of the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham.


Parking is understood to be a particular issue at Carrington during busy times of the day, leaving staff frustrated.

Cristiano Ronaldo infamously criticised the club’s facilities in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan when he left the club last season.

The former forward said the club’s facilities had barely changed since he first left the club in 2009.

All options remain on the table, and United may stay at Carrington in some capacity, where they have been situated since 1999.

One option is for the women’s team and academy to remain at Carrington, with the first-team moving to a new training base.

The preference of the club, however, is for all parts of the club to be situated at one training ground.

It remains unclear who will pay for the move should the club buy a new training base, with Ratcliffe set to oversee football operations when his 25 per cent investment in the club is ratified.

Ratcliffe has already vowed to invest £250m in the club but a new training ground is seen as a grey area between him and the Glazers.

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