Sir Jim Ratcliffe could sanction signing of wonderkid, 17, who punished Man Utd

Sir Jim Ratcliffe could sanction the signing of Manchester United's Champions League rival – but not bring him to Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag's side were punished against Copenhagen last week with a 4-3 comeback defeat that was finished off by Swedish forward Roony Bardghji. The 17-year-old might just have booked himself a transfer with his winning goal – his tenth of the season in Denmark.

Bardghji made his first-team debut at the age of 16 and six days back in November of 2021 and has since scored 15 goals across 57 fixtures and won back-to-back Danish Superliga titles.

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The Sun report that Bardghji is on the radar of Ratcliffe's Ligue 1 outfit Nice as well as a series of Premier League clubs on the back of the substitute performance that put United on the brink of a European exit altogether.

Crystal Palace as well as Newcastle and Chelsea are said to be keeping an eye on the forward who is contracted to his current club until 2025.

Copenhagen are said to be keen on keeping hold of their young prospect until the summer rather than selling up in January.

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Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, Ratcliffe is yet to officially take up his new role that involves a 25% ownership. He is thought to be taking the reins on football matters including transfers as well as the position of his manager.

Ten Hag's men are current the form team in the Premier League with four wins from five matches to climb up to within seven points of leaders Manchester City.

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Ten Hag was not in attendance at the funeral of Sir Bobby Charlton on Monday evening having had plans that he couldn't change. The Dutchman, 53, had an 'unbreakable and longstanding personal commitment in the Netherlands' which was given as the reason for his absence by the club

Sir Alex Ferguson was among the attendees as were Roy Keane, Prince William and Gareth Southgate with four current United players also there.

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