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Erik 10 Hag has expressed his excitement astatine nan anticipation of moving pinch Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS astatine Manchester United, saying “they want to activity pinch maine and I want to activity pinch them”.
United announced connected Christmas Eve that they had agreed a woody for British billionaire Ratcliffe to acquisition a number liking successful nan club.
Ratcliffe, nan president and laminitis of nan petrochemical institution INEOS, has opted to get a 25 per cent liking successful United from nan Glazer family. The Glazers are reducing their shares successful nan Premier League side, and alternatively of exiting entirely, Ratcliffe, 71, is purchasing an adjacent distribution of Class B and Class A shares astatine $33 (£26) each, pinch a full expenditure of $1.3billion.
Ten Hag has travel nether unit pursuing United’s inconsistent shape this play but he insists that while it isn’t his existent focus, he is eager to run nether Ratcliffe and INEOS.
He said: “The schedule is truthful condensed I didn’t person nan clip truthful acold to speak pinch them but it will come. I look forward. They want to activity pinch me, I want to activity pinch them, we will person nan conversations, nan meetings, we will see.
“I’m focused connected nan crippled (against Nottingham Forest) truthful far, truthful I said no, successful this infinitesimal I don’t want to person distractions. In nan coming days, weeks, location will beryllium clip for us, past I’ll cognize more.
“I deliberation it’s a bully thing, it’s very positive. We are looking really guardant to moving together. INEOS wants to activity pinch maine successful this building and I want to activity pinch them.”
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United play Forest astatine nan City Ground connected Saturday evening looking to prime up different triumph pursuing their 3-2 triumph against Aston Villa connected Boxing Day.
Andre Onana is expected to play successful extremity for United but his call-up to Cameroon’s nationalist squad for nan Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has led to speculation complete erstwhile he will squad up pinch his country.
Onana had retired from world work past twelvemonth pursuing a disagreement pinch Samuel Eto’o, nan president of nan Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), astatine nan World Cup successful Qatar.
It has been unclear arsenic to whether Onana will take to correspond Cameroon astatine AFCON but Ten Hag has said United are successful discussions complete erstwhile he could beryllium disposable for them.
“The business is that we’re talking, we person bully relationships pinch each nan federations,” he added.
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