Sir Jim Ratcliffe could make a U-Turn that would upset Sheikh Jassim

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe could soon make a Man Utd U-turn that Sheikh Jassim might not be too happy about. It could happen very soon.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe Ownership

Shortly after his £1.3 billion plan to purchase a 25% share in Manchester United is certified, Sir Jim Ratcliffe may perform a stunning U-turn to irritate Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. Erik ten Hag’s reputation has taken a remarkable 180-degree flip this season, and his uncertain future at Old Trafford encapsulates this.
Following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Ten Hag was viewed by many as the ideal option to break United’s ten-year managerial curse.

The Red Devils had picked an emerging leader with high-level background for the first time since the legendary Scot.

His outstanding first season in leadership raised expectations that he would be the one to return the team to the place where Sir Alex made sure they belonged.

ETH Downfall

That positive vibe permeated the room and beyond. Less than a year after Ten Hag’s first departure. United was reportedly drafting a contract renewal, according to a March Mirror article.

The Dutchman was expected to be rewarded for his rapid improvement. Even if he had just signed a three-year contract at Old Trafford last summer.

The article also stated that Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim, the top bidders at the time. Had faith in Ten Hag‘s ability to maintain his performance and bring back the heyday of M16.

Half of United’s 24 games in all competitions have ended in losses under his watch. Making this one of the worst starts to a season in the club’s illustrious history.

After years of underwhelming performance, many supporters are staying with Ten Hag after witnessing their patience rewarded by Mikel Arteta’s ascent at Arsenal.

Sheikh Jassim, a lifelong United supporter, could be among the majority that wants Ten Hag to get playing time.

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