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“No more pressure”- Erik ten Hag on INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s co-ownership of Manchester United

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Erik ten Hag talks about Manchester United’s new ownership structure

Sir Jim Ratcliffe bought a 25% stake in Manchester United and took sporting control of the club.

The deal was just officially announced. The pharmaceutical billionaire sat down with Manchester United’s media to have a general dialogue with the fans.

He spoke about getting Manchester United to where it belongs. This invited questions from the press to Erik ten Hag about whether he feels any extra pressure with the takeover of the 71-year-old than what he felt before.

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Erik ten Hag has shared his thoughts on what the future looks like for Manchester United now that Sir Jim Ratcliffe is here
Erik ten Hag shares the same ambition as Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s managerial job is one with lots of pressure. You are expected to win every three days. There are millions of fans rooting for the playing eleven. The pressure on Erik ten Hag is already massive.

In Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Erik ten Hag has found someone passionate about Manchester United and shares “same ambition” as the Dutch manager.

When speaking with the press ahead of Manchester United’s game against Fulham on Friday, Erik ten Hag talked about United’s new part owner, their ambitions, and if there was any added pressure:

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now a 25% owner of Manchester United.

“We speak a lot, there are many conversations with him [Ratcliffe], with Dave Brailsford about this club, about this team, about the structures, we are very aligned, it totally fits with ambitions I have, ambitions I had when I came in. I’m 19 months in and I see we are going in the right direction.

“We have had setbacks in the second season but you see the team coming, the squad developing, work hard on the training pitch, work hard during games, it’s important to have players fit but also to construct the squad, we will be strong and we will be even stronger when we add to this squad even more qualities. Nothing. No more pressure because we have the same ambition, we have the same targets.”

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said all the right things in his interview. Despite that, the reality is far from that. Manchester United are a long way from competing in the Premier League so far. The Red Devils have won four games in a row but they are still trailing by five points to the fourth-placed Aston Villa in sixth.

Now it’s time for Manchester United to reflect on Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s words on the pitch.