The deal is yet to be signed off by the British government before it can be completed.
The decision means that the South American football giants, who have qualified for the World Cup, seem set to play their essentially meaningless 18th qualifying game, possibly in September.
Frankfurt go through to the last four and the German club will now be eyeing a first European triumph since they won the UEFA Cup in 1980.
Abramovich was one of seven more oligarchs sanctioned this week by the UK following Russia's attacks on Ukraine.
The 1-1 draw means United remain fifth in the standings on 40 points from 24 matches played, 20 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
Manchester United and Manchester City have both spent over a billion dollars more on buying players than they have on selling - but for one of these clubs it has meant footballing success.
There have been 22 postponements in the Premier League under the Covid criteria since the Omicron variant led to a surge in cases among players and staff in December.
A stoppage-time goal from Rodri gives Manchester City a 2-1 win at Arsenal as the home side finished a thrilling encounter with 10 men following the sending-off of defender Gabriel.
Premier League Board agreed to postpone Leeds United's home game against Aston Villa due to ongoing Covid-19 cases and injuries at Leeds.
Premier League club Aston Villa climb from 16th to 10th since Steven Gerrard's arrival at Villa Park as manager.
Clubs were told at a meeting that no postponements would be permitted if 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper from their 25-man squad list were available, according to the Daily Mail.
Rangnick's arrival brings high hopes as the English club looks to rescue their season.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.