Sir Jim Ratcliffe targeting three new summer signings for Manchester United
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 23
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is aiming to secure three new signings for Manchester United (BBC Sport)

is targeting three new signings for and is ready to approve a ‘significant transfer spend’, according to reports.

and the petrochemicals billionaire has already set about making significant changes to the club’s hierarchy.

However, Ratcliffe has stressed that he is prioritising United’s performance levels on the pitch and is aiming for the team to ‘be playing best football in the world’.

Ratcliffe is already set to oversee a major clear-out at the end of the season .

According to , United’s new-look recruitment team will be looking to sign a new striker, central midfielder and centre-back in the summer transfer window.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United (Getty)

Speaking earlier this week, Ratcliffe highlighted United’s need to unify the club’s overall playing style.

‘We’re probably still debating what precisely is the style of football we want to play,’ Ratcliffe said.

‘If you look at Manchester City, they know precisely what the style of football is they want to play and all 11 teams at the club play the same formula.

‘We need to do that, but I think in terms of the nature of the players, you want Manchester United types of players: attacking football, exciting football, bringing the youth through. You want players that are committed. You want players that play 90 minutes, those are the types of players you want playing for Manchester United.

‘The academy is really, really important for us. It’s probably the most successful academy in football in terms of number of players that have come through.

‘We’ll decide that style, plus the CEO, sporting director, probably the recruitment guys, what the style of football is and that will be the Manchester United style of football, and the coach will have to play that style.

‘We’re not going to oscillate from a [Jose] Mourinho style to a [Pep] Guardiola style. That’s not the way we’ll run the club. Otherwise, you’re changing everything all the time, you change your coach, you’ve got the wrong squad – we won’t do that.

‘In modern football, you need to decide what’s your path and stick to your path.’

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