Ten Hag says his players are NOT affected by United's ownership saga

Erik ten Hag says his players are NOT affected by Manchester United’s ownership saga and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid despite the club’s slow start to the season

  • Erik ten Hag believes his players are not affected by Man United’s takeover saga
  • There is a lack of clarity over how exactly the club will be run in the future 
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Manchester United players aren’t being distracted by the club’s ownership saga with Sir Jim Ratcliffe poised to buy a 25 per cent stake of the club and take control of the football department.

Manager Erik ten Hag is certain they are focussed on Sunday’s showdown with Manchester City even though the future is unclear once Ratcliffe completes his £1.4billion purchase.

‘I don’t believe the squad is affected. They are not thinking about strategic reviews or structures or whatever,’ said ten Hag.

‘Of course they are committed to the club but especially they are committed to this team. They want to be successful and are therefore aware they need co-operation with their team-mates.

Erik ten Hag says his players are not being affected by Manchester United’s takeover saga 

Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks to be on the verge of sealing a 25 per cent stake in the Premier League club

Protests against the Glazers soundtrack games regularly but the family is set to retain a large percentage of the club 

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‘That is how the players are thinking. They want to play with the best and when co-operation grows, it is to their benefit.’

Ten Hag’s tenure at Old Trafford has been dogged by fans’ opposition to the Glazer ownership.

The Americans seemed set to sell at one stage to Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim but he has withdrawn interest with The Glazers keen to sell a stake but keep overall control.

Ratcliffe, a lifelong United fan, is also the owner of French club Nice and there could be radical changes in recruitment at Old Trafford if he is given power.


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