But he has since denied any firm interest in joining the group, although he also refused to rule out a surprise involvement in the future.
Wolff: 'We'll have a chat'
"Here we go! I had a Press Association [interview] before that and he was saying what I thought about Jim's [Sir Jim Ratcliffe] investment and when I would join in and I said he's such a clever person," Wolff told Sky Sports.
"If I could contribute, we'll have a chat but that's very far away. I'm a Premier League fan. I think it's the toughest environment. I'm a Pep Guardiola fan so I guess that's not comfortable."
Manchester United could have been bought by Sheikh Jassim of Qatar but the Glazers refused to sell a 100 per cent stake for £5 billion, insisting they value the club at £6bn instead.
Ratcliffe is seeking a much smaller stake in the club, which is why his bid is far lower than that of the Qataris.
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