Erik ten Hag hails ‘inspirational’ Sir Jim Ratcliffe ahead of £1.3bn Manchester United deal
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 09
Erik ten Hag is delighted with INEOS’ investment (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

says everyone at is ‘optimistic’ ahead of ’s £1.3billion investment in the club going through.

Manchester United a 25% stake in the club, which will increase to around 29% next year.

The deal, which must be ratified by the Premier League, will see .

The 71-year-old met Ten Hag for the first time since the deal was announced last week, and spent hours in the Dutchman’s company alongside Sir Dave Brailsford.

Brailsford is conducting an audit of the club, and will look to appoint a sporting director and head of recruitment once its completed.

Ten Hag has been given autonomy over United’s transfer business since joining the club and his signings have been mixed, with notable failures in Antony and Andre Onana.

Ratcliffe met Ten Hag last week (Photo by Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images)

And the Dutchman says he’s ‘optimistic’ that INEOS’ investment will help turn United’s fortunes around.

‘It is an inspiration. Everyone is optimistic,’ said Ten Hag.

‘There is a lot of work to do. We’ve had a lot of setbacks and I think in the we were in a good way but it’s a project, we’ve to deal with some setbacks but we will keep alive, survive it.’


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