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New twist in the takeover process of Manchester United by Sir Jim Ratcliffe

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The Manchester United takeover saga continues. With a new twist involving Sir Jim Ratcliffe as per reports of one journalist.

The Glazers initiated the sale of the club a year ago. Meanwhile, there appears to be progress towards an announcement regarding Sir Jim Ratcliffe. That is acquiring a 25 percent stake in Manchester United.

According to recent reports, Jim Ratcliffe might institute significant changes at Old Trafford, putting the positions of CEO Richard Arnold, football director John Murtough, and director of football operations David Harrison at risk.

What are the rumors involving Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Manchester United?

In the transfer market, Manchester United is reportedly considering a double move for Monaco duo Vanderson and Youssouf Fofana. Additionally, there are speculations about Erik ten Hag’s managerial position being in jeopardy. With Brighton & Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi identified as a potential replacement.

Contrary to claims suggesting that Sir Jim Ratcliffe would assume control on Monday, it appears that this is not the case. According to X reporter Ben Jacobs, the best-case scenario is that Ratcliffe might reach an agreement next week. But the completion of the deal may take a few more weeks, introducing another twist to the situation.

If Sir Jim Ratcliffe officially secures a 25 percent stake and sporting control at Old Trafford, it appears he could be facing significant decisions. Thus, potentially involving the departure of figures such as Arnold, Murtough, and Harrison. Among his most crucial decisions could be the future of Erik ten Hag. Particularly if Manchester United’s poor start to the season doesn’t improve under the Dutchman.

Manchester United has encountered nine losses across all competitions thus far. And there were earlier assertions that both the Glazers and Ratcliffe concur that Ten Hag was the ideal choice for the managerial role. However, subsequent events, including an EFL Cup exit to Newcastle United and another Champions League defeat to FC Copenhagen, may be intensifying the pressure on the manager.

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