Man Utd sources say the takeover “needs to happen soon” for Erik ten Hag’s sake, almost a year after Glazers put the club on the market

MANCHESTER UNITED needs a “quicker resolution” to its ownership saga to clarify Erik ten Hag’s position at the club.

The 53-year-old Red Devils head coach has watched his side suffer back-to-back 3-0 defeats at home to Manchester City and Newcastle.

Erik ten Hag's future seems uncertain after a series of underwhelming results


Erik ten Hag’s future seems uncertain after a series of underwhelming resultsPhoto credit: PA
The Glazers announced almost a year ago that they were considering selling the club


The Glazers announced almost a year ago that they were considering selling the clubPhoto credit: Alamy

Man Utd’s record at the start of the season increases to eight defeats in 15 games in all competitions.

And the Dutchman is coming under increasing pressure as rumors of his possible departure continue to circulate.

Accordingly BBC SportThere will be more clarity on Ten Hag’s position if the club can complete its takeover.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is understood to want to claim a 25 per cent share but the deal has not yet been completed – almost a year after the Glazers announced they were considering selling the club.

It is understood the British billionaire would take control of football operations at Old Trafford.

This also includes the decision to fire the manager.

However, due to the rules surrounding the tender process, it is currently difficult for the Glazers to question Ratcliffe about Ten Hag’s future.

Man Utd face a number of crucial games before the next international break.


They travel to Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday looking for a first win in three games.

The Ten Hag team will then travel to Copenhagen, where they will play a must-win Champions League duel against Copenhagen.

And their final game before a two-week break is at home against Luton.

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Chris Estrada

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