Notwithstanding his previous comments in the press, Sky Sports News writer Kaveh Solhekol claims that Erik ten Hag will be quite interested in who becomes the new Manchester United owner.
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The manager was asked about the current takeover drama, which includes proposals from Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, ahead of the Red Devils’ latest Premier League encounter.
“That has nothing to do with us,” he responded to Sky Sports (via TalkSport). We must concentrate on football. That is all we have to do; we have to perform, we have to produce the appropriate results, and we must not be sidetracked by what is going on in or around the club.”
But, in an interview with Sky Sports News, Solhekol stated that “behind the scenes,” Ten Hag and co will be discussing it since the takeover will play a significant role in defining their performance at Man United.
“Ten Hag needs to be supported on the transfer market,” he explained (5:09). There will not be another window like January when they exclusively made loan signings.
“Old Trafford must be revitalized. Erik Ten Hag is currently doing an outstanding job. The fans are completely behind him. He, too, needs to resolve this matter.
“I know he said it had nothing to do with him when he spoke to you on Friday. But, come on… Behind the scenes, behind the scenes, they’re all talking about it, and they know that their future depends on who comes in.”
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Ten Hag is doing an excellent job with the Red Devils right now. Indeed, he has led them to the Carabao Cup final in his rookie season and has them potentially in a title race.
Of course, if a drama develops and a new owner cannot be determined soon, all of this takeover chatter might be destabilizing.
Furthermore, given that the bulk of the fanbase wants the Glazers to quit the club totally and has done so for some time, staying in charge may be immensely destructive.
Undoubtedly, Ten Hag’s form has greatly improved the attitude at Old Trafford, and the Dutchman will be desperate for that to continue during his stint.
With that in mind, as Solhekol suggests, the manager and his staff will most likely be discussing the subject behind closed doors, keeping careful tabs on the newest developments, and praying for the best.