Ten Hag insists Man United ownership situation is not be a distraction

Erik ten Hag insists Manchester United ownership situation will NOT be a distraction as his side hunt for trophies amid Qatari and Sir Jim Ratcliffe offers for the Red Devils

  • Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have made offers for Manchester United
  • Erik ten Hag claims his squad will not be impacted by the uncertainty
  • Follow as Manchester United face Barcelona in the Europa League playoff 

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has insisted the ongoing ownership situation will not impact his side as the club pursues trophies on four fronts this season.

Ten Hag was asked prior to the Red Devils clash with Barcelona in the Europa League whether his job was made harder by takeover uncertainty.

‘Not at all, I am not thinking about that,’ Ten Hag told BT Sport.

‘It is for other people in the club to make the right decisions.

‘I have to manage the team. That is my job.’

Erik ten Hag insisted the ongoing ownership situation will not distract him or his squad

Paul Scholes agreed the squad will not be paying attention to the potential takeover

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes agreed with Ten Hag that neither the manager nor the squad will be thinking about the uncertainty. 

‘He is exactly right,’ Scholes said. ‘The talks with the ownership are nothing to do with him and the players. 

‘Their job is to win trophies and he has started off brilliantly. 

‘He steadied the ship after a turbulent couple of years and they are playing good football. 

‘They look like they could win something.’

Man United’s owners, the Glazer family, are considering selling the club in what could become the biggest sports deal ever. The club received indicative offers last Friday.

Manchester United are in contention to win trophies in four competitions this season

Offers were publicly confirmed by chemicals firm INEOS, led by long-time fan Jim Ratcliffe, and Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

Jassim intends to fund his bid without debt, he said.

INEOS wants to fund an offer without external financing, but could consider bringing in a minority equity partner, one source said.

INEOS did not respond to requests for comment.

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