Erik ten Hag has spoken out on a potential takeover at Manchester United, with the club currently being up for sale.
After owning United for 17 years, it was revealed last month that the Glazer family would consider selling the team.
There have been rumours about which big businesses or individuals want to acquire United. However, something is still being determined and will likely be in the first quarter of the new year.
Supporters were delighted at the news, as the Glazer family failed to invest significantly in the club.
Ten Hag on Man united sale
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, thinks the club sale will be good because it would help the team compete with Newcastle and the cash-rich Manchester City.
In an interview with Andy Mitten of The Athletic, the Dutchman remarked, “My information is that it will only be good things since more investment will be feasible, which is good.”
“I consider the Premier League’s rivalries. Everyone has the chance to invest. There is a fierce rivalry between seven or eight clubs. The competition is considerably stronger than five or ten years ago.”
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“Thus, there has been a change in the situation. Even West Ham is coming; they may not be on the table now, but they have made significant investments.”
“Spurs, without a doubt, followed by City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, about which I don’t need to comment. You may. Count seven or eight clubs that can compete in the league quickly.”
“I don’t even notice any poor teams at the bottom. They are all-powerful. There are no simple games. Newcastle has performed admirably. It will help if you value their investments because they are sound. You will succeed if you create the right environment and culture.”
Regarding the American owners, who he has met twice since he took charge, He replied, “I don’t speak to them that much, but I’ve met them, and I’ve spoken to them before I was appointed and when I was appointed.”
“I’ve met the American owners twice since I assumed responsibility. We discussed how we would collaborate and how we would accomplish our goals. But Richard [Arnold] receives the most communication.”
Ten Hag responded in the affirmative when asked if the Reds could compete with state-backed teams like Newcastle and City. “Yes, I think it’s also about strategy, not only money,” Ten Hag said.
“You need the correct athletes and quality players to succeed and succeed and meet your goals. It would help if you had the right players because the competition is fierce.”
“If we go back to where we started — until everyone is unified, then you won’t achieve that; thus, in a way, you’re in a better condition now than you were since everybody is unified,” Tan Hag said.
“We are progressing better than before. However, there is still much opportunity for improvement.”
Ten Hag uncertain about Jadon Sancho’s return
Erik ten Hag has yet to determine when Jadon Sancho will return to action with Manchester United.
According to Ten Hag, Sancho has been working on his fitness regimen with a Dutch coach who has previously collaborated with the United manager.
“Jadon and I have spoken numerous times,” Ten Hag remarked. “We are working on getting him back as soon as possible while he is on a physical programme, but I cannot predict when that will be.”
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Sancho cost £73 million to go from Borussia Dortmund to United in 2021. Still, he hasn’t yet been able to match his prolific goal-scoring ways in the Bundesliga in England.
Ten Hag remarked, “He played some good games when the league first started, but then we saw a decline in quality. There are moments when you don’t understand the cause or the why.”
“Most of the time, it progresses gradually. You may first see, but the statistics support it. He had goals and assists at the beginning of the season.”
“Still, his important moments and critical actions decreased over time. It combines both physical and mental aspects. We’re working to help him and bring him home.”