Jim Ratcliffe's Inaugural Visit to Carrington Signals New Era for Manchester United

It is unknown how cordial the meeting between Ratcliffe and Ten Hague was, and the English media predict that the first spark will spark precisely in the relationship between the new co-owner of the club and the Dutchman

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Jim Ratcliffe's Inaugural Visit to Carrington Signals New Era for Manchester United
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Jim Ratcliffe, the owner of a quarter of Manchester United, a new associate of the Glazer family in the management of the club from Old Trafford, visited the sports center in Carrington and met for the first time with the first team and manager Eric ten Haag.

Of course, he has been in the center before and talked to the players, but this is the first time as the owner of the team. The British businessman, the owner of the French Premier League club Nice, is not yet officially a co-owner of Manchester United.

Ratcliffe bought a 25 percent stake from the Glazer family for £1.25 billion, but is still waiting for the Premier League to confirm the transaction. When that is done, Ratcliffe's signature will be able to stand on the business of Manchester United's soccer sector.

The new president of the soccer sector is satisfied

Ratcliffe, however, is not wasting time waiting for his role at the club to be made official. A spokesman for Manchester United confirmed that Ratcliffe spent "several hours" touring the club's camp and that, in addition to the first team, he also met with the women's team and workers at Carrington.

He got acquainted with the conditions in which the players train and expressed his satisfaction, but nevertheless announced some changes. "Mr. Ratcliffe's impressions are positive" - announced the spokesman of Manchester United.

It is unknown how cordial the meeting between Ratcliffe and Ten Haag was. The English media predict that the first spark will spark precisely in the relationship between the new co-owner of the club and the Dutchman. After the news that Ratcliffe will not ask for new reinforcements in January, it leads to the suspicion that he is waiting for a new manager in the summer, to whom he will offer to choose his own players.

And there is Ratcliffe's intention to organize the sports sector on a new basis so that the manager does not have the budget to buy players independently, which Ten Haag has already talked about as an unacceptable way of working.

However, there is still half a season left, if the Dutch expert improves his results and leads United to the Champions League, his departure from Old Trafford may not be necessary.

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