Ratcliffe and Glazers agree deal not to criticise each other

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Glazers have agreed not to criticise each other as they prepare to work together at Manchester United, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Ratcliffe's Ineos Group finally agreed a deal to buy 25 per cent of the club on Christmas Eve.

The report claims that in a bid to ward off the threat of any ill feeling or hostilities becoming public in the future, Ratcliffe and the Glazers have agreed a so-called “mutual non-disparagement” clause under the terms of their arrangement.

Ratcliffe has agreed that neither he nor any colleagues or representatives shall “in any manner, directly or indirectly, make or cause to be public any public statement or announcement that relates to or constitutes an ad hominem attack on, criticises or otherwise disparages” the Glazers or United.

The Glazers, in turn, have signed up to similar terms by agreeing not to attack Ratcliffe, either directly or indirectly.