‘Shocked’ Man Utd owner warns of ‘bloodbath’…hires ex-Man City CEO

Manchester United is planning to make some major changes under its new ownership. 

“United could be forced to sell at least 11 players this summer,” George Smith of the UK’s Manchester Evening News reported on Friday (ET). 

The club recently had a new owner. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of the Ineos Group, has taken full control of the club’s football operations after confirming the purchase of a 25% minority stake. The deal is expected to be approved by the English Premier League’s (EPL) secretariat in the near future.

One of Sir Alex’s biggest concerns at United is the player acquisition department. In the past, the club has been accused of overspending on players due to poor transfer planning and hasty decision-making. Ineos Group will soon be managing all aspects of transfers.

Sir Ratcliffe has moved quickly to lay the groundwork for a brighter future when it comes to transfers, bringing in Manchester City’s Omar Berarda as the new CEO. Berarda has already warned of the dangers of overpaying for players.

The signing of Anthony from Ajax for £85.5 million in September 2022 is a prime example. United have also lost players to free agency when their contracts expired. Paul Pogba is a prime example. Pogba left United as a free agent in 2012, and he’s also a free agent in 2022. 

The upcoming summer transfer window is shaping up to be one of the most exciting seasons for United in years. The eyes of the world will be on the Red Devils to see what impact Ineos will have. If Ineos is to bring United back to the top of the table, it will need to significantly improve the club’s ability to trade in the transfer market. 

Ahead of the summer transfer window, United have a number of players who need to be moved outright. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof have both extended their contracts until June 2025, which means United will not risk losing them to free agency this summer.

United are looking to sign a right-back as their number one priority ahead of next season, which means that one of Diogo Dalot or Wan Bissaka will need to move on. Dahlo’s price tag is higher, so it makes sense to let Wan Bissaka go this summer, and the next transfer window will be United’s last chance to sell him.

The same goes for Lindelof. United are looking to sign a new center back this summer. United’s other defenders are also likely to leave the club. Will Fish is currently on his second loan spell at Hibernian, so he’s unlikely to be a starter under Eric ten Hagh.

Brandon Williams and Alvaro Fernandez have an option for a one-year extension. Benfica’s contract with Fernandez includes a mandatory clause that requires the club to pay €6 million and an additional option of €3 million if Fernandez starts 50% of the games. If the obligation is not triggered, the club still has a preemptive transfer option.

Hannibal Mebry and Donny van der Beek left on loan last month to join Sevilla and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively. Both were outright transfers. While Hannibal has shown some 토토사이트 순위 promise early in the season, it’s hard to see him having a future at United, and van der Beek is a top priority for release.

In attack, both Facundo Fellistri and Jadon Sancho are likely to see their time at United come to an end, with the former leaving on loan in January. Fellistri has been poor whenever he has appeared. Sancho hasn’t played since September due to a falling out with Van Gaal, and was also dropped from the first team.

If both players impress during their loan spells at Granada and Borussia Dortmund, respectively, they could cost United a fortune in this summer’s transfer window. However, it is likely that the sale of the two players will cost United more than the transfer fee they paid for them. 

Mason Greenwood is still under contract at United. Therefore, it is likely that United will try to sell Greenwood to another team. Spanish clubs such as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Real Madrid, including his current club Getafe, are interested in signing him.

Omari Pawson could be on the move if he re-signs with United. Forson’s contract expires this summer, but United have re-signed players in the past and sold them to other clubs for a hefty fee.

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