Ten Hag dismisses speculations of new Man Utd co-owner, Ratcliffe sacking him

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has insisted that INEOS Chairman, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, does not have the intention of letting him go.

The Dutch tactician told reporters on Friday that the new boss wants to work with him, and he is looking forward to having key conversations.

Ratcliffe bought a 25 percent stake in the Old Trafford club last week and Ten Hag admits he has not spoken to him yet.

The former Ajax boss has been under pressure at United, with the team sitting in seventh place ahead of a trip to Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Ten Hag said; “The schedule is so condensed I didn’t have the time so far to speak with them but it will come.

“I look forward [to talking]. They want to work with me, I want to work with them, we will have the conversations, the meetings. We will see.”

In other sports news…

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has claimed that there are people who want the English club to fail “more than ever”.

The Premier League champions lifted their fifth trophy of 2023, when they won the Club World Cup last weekend.

City thrashed Fluminense 4-0 to add the title to the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and European Super Cup. No club in English football history has achieved that feat.

But Guardiola won six trophies when in charge of Barcelona in 2009, when the Catalan side won La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup titles.

“As much as you win, they want you to fail. More than ever. I felt then when we won the sextuple in Barcelona. It’s normal.

“They don’t want (us to win). In these 14-15 years what we have won, the titles, is unbelievable. “People say ‘how good they play, how genius it is’. But they give credit just because we win. They don’t have to look further than that,” he said.