Sir Jim Ratcliffe pictured running the London marathon just hours before Man United face Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final as fans joke he ‘runs more than Marcus Rashford’

  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been pictured running the London marathon 
  • He is set to race across London to make it to the FA Cup semi-final  
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Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been pictured running the London marathon just hours before his side take to the pitch in the FA Cup semi-final.

It was previously revealed that the 71-year-old was facing a race against the clock to make it to Wembley. 

Ratcliffe was aiming to beat his personal best of four hours and 32 minutes as he is set to rush to north London straight from the finishing line. 

Mail Sport understands that the petrochemical billionaire’s aim is to get to the arch in time for the second-half of a game.

It remains to be seen as to whether he will make it for the second half, but videos have now emerged of Ratcliffe running the marathon. 

Fans have joined together on social media to praise Ratcliffe’s efforts, while others made jokes about the marathon.

The first player to be targeted was current loanee Jadon Sancho, with one X user saying: ‘This is the run that Sancho couldn’t make!’

Another account joined in, setting his sights on Marcus Rashford.

‘Runs more than Rashford,’ they joked.

Luke Shaw was the next victim of the joke, with Theory United stating that Ratcliffe was fitter than the Man United left-back.

‘Casemiro during counter attacks,’ wrote another user. 

A final account joked that Ratcliffe had plenty of experience as they said: ‘He knows running United is no joke’.

The Red Devils face Coventry City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final at 15:30.

On a clear run, it would take around 35 minutes to drive the 12.1 miles from the shadows of Buckingham Palace to the famous arch.

Therefore it is unclear as to what time Ratcliffe will arrive.

Victory for Erik ten Hag’s side will see them face Man City in the final.