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Erik ten Hag reveals details of ‘very positive’ meeting with Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed that he had a “very positive” meeting with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team.

The British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe spent just over £1bn to acquire up to 25% of Manchester United and gain control of the football operations of the club.

Ratcliffe visited Old Trafford and the Carrington training base on Tuesday, along with INEOS director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford. They also met with manager Eric Ten Hag and his coaching staff on Wednesday.

Ten Hag has revealed that his first formal meeting with Ratcliffe and his INEOS team was “very positive”.

Very positive, I have to say,” Ten Hag said at a news conference on Thursday.

We had a long meeting, many hours we sit together. On many issues, we were on the same page, very positive from both sides. It was a very constructive meeting and we’re looking forward to working with each other.

They have good ideas, we have to see what we can integrate.”

Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez both have returned to training after long-term injuries, but they are not ready for the game against Wigan in the FA Cup.

I think we will have more or less the same squad as against Nottingham Forest,” Ten Hag said.

We’re talking with the Cameroon Federation. It was an issue during the talks with André when he came in here. It’s constructive. We will see. I don’t know yet [about the game against Tottenham on Jan. 14] but he will be here for the game against Wigan.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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