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Manchester United daily digest: Glazers delaying takeover only hurts MUFC more
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A video is circulating on social media of Erik ten Hag picking up and waving a green and gold scarf at Old Trafford on Sunday. We’re not naive enough to think the manager wasn’t aware of the meaning behind this gesture - but the press pack still go their questions in about it on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of the match against Brighton, Ten Hag said:
“It was just polite. But I know what is going around and what the symbol of it is, but this matter was just polite.”
Ten Hag has been at United for long enough to understand that the Glazer family are holding the club back. Even with the takeover, a three-round bidding process has slowed down proceedings and the manager has admitted he doesn’t know how much he will have to spend in the summer transfer market.
It would be a disgrace if United weren’t able to significantly back Ten Hag ahead of next season. Look at the job he’s done to date… United are on course to return to the Champions League, we’ve won the Carabao Cup and have a chance to do the cup double after reaching the FA Cup final.
They’ve done this to previous managers but the biggest difference with Ten Hag is it genuinely feels like the team is moving in the right direction. But let’s not forget that the Glazers and Ed Woodward made it even more difficult to manage Manchester United in recent years.
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Not only have the Glazers overseen a decline for 18-years during which our stadium has gone from one of the best in the world to one that can’t even get into the top 10 in the UK and Ireland. That’s embarrassing but do you think they care about that?
Now we have a situation where they are thinking about selling up. There has been no investment. The stadium is outdated. And, the fact they are delaying a sale is shameful, but also unsurprising.
We’ll be speaking to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs about the takeover next week on the Strettycast. Listen to the latest episode with Nathan Thomas from Manchester United Foundation. here.
Today’s top stories
Leicester City star pictured in a Manchester United kit - This was always going to resurface amid rumours that he could be a target for the Reds this summer.
Predicted XI to face Brighton - Isabel has her say on Ten Hag’s team selection ahead of tonight’s game
Erik ten Hag tips young midfielder to make it at United - Baldy sticks to club’s traditions of developing youth players
Manchester United scout Gambian winger - Every Tom, Dick and Harry is being linked with a move to Old Trafford, as per usual.
Lisandro Martinez ruled out of FA Cup final - We saw this coming but it still hurts.