Ten Hag Hails Ratcliffe’s Investment as ‘Positive’

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Erik ten Hag Praises Ineos Investment as Manchester United Sees a Remarkable Comeback against Aston Villa

Manchester United’s Manager, Erik ten Hag, shared positive sentiments regarding Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s recent investment in the club, describing it as a beneficial development for the team. Despite acknowledging the $1.3 billion deal’s significance in placing Ratcliffe’s Ineos at the helm of football matters with a 25% stake, ten Hag noted that the news hadn’t directly impacted the players’ performances.

Following an exhilarating match where Manchester United orchestrated a stunning turnaround from a 2-0 deficit against Aston Villa, ten Hag highlighted the team’s focus on moving forward, emphasizing the wealth of experience Ineos possesses across high-level sports such as Formula 1, cycling, and football.

Ten Hag specifically praised Rasmus Hojlund, who netted the winning goal in the remarkable comeback against Aston Villa. Commenting on the striker’s potential, the manager expressed confidence in Hojlund’s abilities, citing his track record in scoring for Denmark and in the Champions League. Emphasizing the importance of belief and perseverance, ten Hag conveyed his assurance that Hojlund’s scoring prowess will further manifest with continued investment and support.

Notably, Sir Dave Brailsford, Ineos’s director of sport, was present at Old Trafford during the match, witnessing the thrilling resurgence of Manchester United. Despite Villa’s initial lead with goals from John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker, United’s spirited second-half performance, marked by goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Hojlund, sealed a triumphant 3-2 victory.

With Ratcliffe’s Ineos poised to take an influential role in shaping the club’s future, ten Hag’s optimism and the team’s remarkable comeback signal a promising trajectory for Manchester United in the wake of this significant investment.


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